they curse the first snow
they curse the first snow like it's a beggar...rest stop
62 years old, married third wife on May, soon divorced on August. lost ability of speaking by paralysis. recovered and moved around on a carriage.
hatuyuki wo kojiki to norou kyukeijyo
hatsu yuki wo kojiki yoba[wa]ri tateba kana
I have grown up at Kanbara that was one of Tokai-do 53 rest stops. You would remind aUkiyo-e, named "the snow Kanbara" by Hirosige, famouse Ukiyoe painter.My old house stood along Tokai-do, and one of my ancestor was a horse doctor as well as coper. I can remember the old atmosphere of the tateba in this haiku.