Saturday, March 12, 2005

find no way !

from east,west

David English
from east, westsouth, north...the blizzard

-Issa, 1821
59 years old. on January his second son died on his mother's back. on April his wife got sick of gout . At Zenkou-ji , the biggest Temple of Jyoudo Buddhist, his haiku board was displayed. His effort has been admitted in the area of north Sinano province.

sakuo Japanese
東 西 南北から 吹雪かな
higasi nisi ninami kita kara fubuki kana

Issa Original
higashi nishi minami kita yori fubuki kana

sakuo impresion
When we were right in the middle of blizzard, we often lost the feeling of direction, finding no way.

Issa site

1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

Sakuo san, I am working on the four directions, here

Added your great haiga!