even my plum tree
in its own sweet time
53 years old. On last year he has got his father's asset and married with Kiku.
September he went to Edo to publish his poem book. and being to Bosyu for visiting his haiku friends, coming back to his village on December
waga ume mo shougoto nashi ni saki ni keri
Shinji Ogawa said shougoto nashi ni saki ni keri goto nashi ni, means "reluctantly." He paraphrases: "my plum tree/ has reluctantly/ bloomed."
Issa has got every thing at his home village that were the property and haiku sponsors.
This is his longing dream.
But he has lost Edo life and Edo culture.
So he had to get reluctant mood.