Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Too noisy !

Issa Original
sasa no ya no kogoto no mane wo naku kawazu

David's English
copying the nagging
in the thatched house...
croaking frogs

sakuo Renku
いずれにしても/ うるさかりけり/
izure ni sitemo / urusa kari keri/

at any where 
it's too noisy

-Issa, 1816
54 years old, 2 year before, after getting father's asset, married with Kiku.
On April first son born, soon died. On July at Naganuma, he become
ill. On Octber went to Edo, shaved his head hair.

David's comment
The house is thatched with bamboo grass (sasa).

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