Friday, June 10, 2005

A lonesome and poor poet am I !!

thatched with

David English
thatched with
my little hut

-Issa, 1812
50 years old, lived in Edo, leaving out on November to
his home village for dwelling eternally there.
It needs more two year to getting his share of father's asset

sakuo Japanese
朝顔で 葺くや小さき 庵かな 
asagao de fuku ya tiisaki iori kana

Issa Original
asagao no hana de fukitaru iori kana

sakuo image
When he returned home after haiku trip on Autumn morning,
he found the scene of this haiku.
Elegant mood isn’t it. But it is a little sad!!.

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