Monday, March 28, 2005

Large morning mirrored in a little tea cup

filled with floating

David English
filled with floating morning-glories...the tea cup

-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
朝顔の浮きて満ちたる 茶碗かな
asagao no ukite mititaru tyawan kana

Issa Original
asagao wo ippai ukasu chawan kana

sakuo Image
A tea cup is put on the table of morning breakfast. On the surface of the tea morning glories are mirrored Issa succeeded to catch large morning atmosphere in a little tea cup.

Issa site

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