harunoumi hinemosunotari notarikana
The sea in spring–
Ever so slow and idle
All day long.
Buson Yosa (1716-83) is one the great haiku masters from Japan. This passage is from “1020 Haiku in Translation: The Heart of Basho, Buson and Issa,” translated by Takahumi Saito & William R. Nelson, Book Surge, North Charleston, SC, USA