Friday, February 25, 2005

the first winter rain

David English
the first winter rain didn't forget...the twelfth day!
-Issa, 1817

sakuo Japanese
hatu sigure wasure mesaru na 12 no hi
初時雨 忘れめさるな 十二の日

Issa Original
hatsu shigure o-jû ni nichi wo wasurenu ya

sakuo brief comment
12 th of Octber is the death day of Great poet, Basho who liked winter rain.This haiku is a little comical !

Issa website

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