day before yesterday
day before yesterday yesterday, today...mountain cuckoo
52 years old,the settlement of father's asset has been decided, he got his share. He marred with Kiku. On August went to Edo for preparation of retirement.
ototoi mo kinou mo kyou mo yama kattukou
ototoi mo kinou mo kyou mo kankodori
David Kigo, Seasonal Anthology
Look [ summer] and go to [ mountain cuckoo]
You can find the charactor of the bird.There you will meet many haikus of "mountain cuckoo"
Judging from those haikus, cuckoo is gloomy and cynic, sing in a somber mood of Issa. The bird appesrs when Issa fall in blue depression
Issa fall into disappointment,and broken heart for long time.Cuckoo sings like as laughing at him.