from straw basket
from a straw basket
the cat's face...
by the hearth
60 years old, On March the third son born, On August injured by
slipping on the road, wrote the books of haiku.
麦籠の 猫顔出すや いろり哉
mugi kago no neko kao dasu ya irori kana
tsugura kara neko ga tsura dasu irori
A portrait of warmth in wintertime. A tsugura is a container of woven straw used to keep things warm, which is exactly what the cat is doing inside it.
Issa walked in the hearth room. A cat in the basket glanced
at Issa as if the cat were a master of this house.