December Haiku

With December upon us and the past month of rainy days, Singapore had a few moments of cool weather.

The famous Japanese poet Basho wrote this haiku:

初しぐれ猿も小蓑をほしげ也
はつしぐれさるもこみのをほしげなり
hatsu shigure saru mo komino wo hoshige nari
the first cold shower
even the monkey seems to want
a little coat of straw