Friday, June 24, 2005

Go slowly !

First Month,second day

David English
First Month, second day
the laziness

-Issa, 1821
59 years old. on January his second son died on his mother's back. On
April his wife got sick of gout. At Zenkou-ji, the biggest Temple of Jyoudo Buddhist, his haiku board was displayed. His effort has been admitted in the area of north Sinano province.

sakuo Japanese
退屈が 正月二日 始まりぬ

Issa Original
正月の二ッもなまけ始かな 一茶
shôgatsu no futatsu mo namake hajime kana

sakuo remark
Going through his children death and his sick, Issa reached at 59
years old. He felt that he is in stable resignation.
This is his old day’s emotion.

For Reference,
First Month haiku in 1821

kotoshi kara marumôke zoyo shaba asobi
from this year
on clear profit, carousing
in this world

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