Wednesday, August 03, 2005

All belong to Buddha

Issa Original
仏法がなくば光らじ草の露 一茶
buppô ga nakuba hikaraji kusa no tsuyu

David English
without Buddha's law
no glitter...
dewdrops in the grass

Issa's 1818,
Age 56 Fifth Month, 4th day, a daughter, Sato, is born.

Sakuo Remark
Thank you, Buddha for giving me a baby

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