Saturday, June 18, 2005

Too noisy !

little eaves

David English
little eaves--
"It's smoky! smoky!"
sings the quail

-Issa, 1811
49 years old, he lost his last teeth. Next year he will return to
Kasihabara. He has got the upper class in the haikuist ranking of

sakuo Japanese
小庇や 煙い煙いと 鶉鳴く
kobisasi ya kemui kemui to uzura naku

Issa Original
ko-bisashi ya kemui-kemui to naku uzura

David comment
The eaves are most likely on Issa's house. The quail complains about his chimney smoke.

sakuo remark
Don't cry Pi,, Pi,, so much !

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