Monday, April 18, 2005

falling in gloomy mood !

day before yesterday

David English
day before yesterday yesterday, today...mountain cuckoo

-Issa, 1814
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.

sakuo Japnese
ototoi mo kinou mo kyou mo yama kattukou

Issa Original
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

sakuo image
Issa fall into disappointment,and broken heart for long time.Cuckoo sings like as laughing at him.

Issa site


Gone Away said...

Dear Sakuo,

What a wonderful, creative site. It is a pleasure, your artwork, Issa's haiku, the translations and commentaries. I will return again to view and enjoy it.


Gone Away said...
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sakuo said...

Dear Debi san,
thank for your comment.
Now I am displaying same haiga at a gallary in Tokyo. The haiga is enlarged to A-4 and is put in a frame. Visters ask me to explane how is this picture painted. It is wnderfull thing.
Please come again.