Saturday, May 07, 2005

Hug Sato !

giving her dolls

David English
giving her dollsa good talking-to...the child

-Issa, 1822
60 years old, On March the third son born, On August injured by slipping on the road, wrote the books of haiku.

sakuo Japanese
ひなやれば 話し掛けてる 子供かな
hina yare ba hanasi kakeru ya kodomo kana

Issa Original
雛達に話し しかける子ども哉
hina-tachi ni hanasi shikakeru kodomo kana

This haiku refers to the Doll Festival, the third day of Third Month.

sakuo remark
The child is his Sato. How cute did Issa feel her !

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