Fukuda Chiyo-ni was a Japanese poet from the 18th century, during the Edo period. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female Haiku poets. Haiku were previously called Hokku until Masaoka Shiki changed the name at the end of the 19th century. The first haiku is the most well known of hers, the second was written when her son died.

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water

Dragonfly catcher,
Where today
have you gone?


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