lying spread-eagleso coolso lonely
51 years old, On January the thirteen memorial party of his father's death , the negotiation of father's asset has finished. Many times he visited haiku friend in North Sinano. On June and July he was ill in bed for blotch .
大の字に 寝るや涼しく 寂しけり
dai no ji ni neruya suzusi ku sabisi keri
dai no ji ni nete suzusisa yo sabisisa yo
With arms and legs spread wide, the poet's body forms the Japnese character "big" (dai no ji)--the first word in the Japanese text of this poem.
Issa has done a big task. He lay for refreshment. It was cool under the green, but he felt lonely a little. Gah, I'm a little tired.