Issa Original 1822
shika naku ya kawa wo hedatete shinobu koi
they cry to each other
across a river
deer in love
The third phrase might also be translated, "secret love" or "enduring love."
1822, Age 60
Third Month, 10th day, his third son, Konzaburô, is born.
Next year, his wife, Kiku, dies.
separated to East and West
more longing for
deer of phantom