The best surprise. One year, for the YTReading in the Teahouse, there was a family
of ducklings in the pond, as never before when we were there,
at the Japanese Friendship Garden!
They were quite adept in the water.
Here the springtime has deepened
I go on and on,
go on and on.
The bank lined with willows dips slowly.
translation by Robert Hass
The Essential Haiku, Ecco, 1994, page 135.