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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Basho and Neptune

Issa Original 
住吉の灯また消ル秋の風
sumiyoshi no tomoshi mata kiyuru aki no kaze

David’s English
Sumiyoshi's lamps
die out again...
autumn wind

David's Comment
This is an early haiku written in the 1790s.
Sumiyoshi is a Shinto shrine in Osaka.

sakuo Renku
芭蕉も参りし海の大神
once Basho called to
Sea god Neptunus

1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

Hi Sakuo san,

I have a bit on the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Aoume

http://darumapilgrim.blogspot.com/2005/04/oume-aome-sumiyoshi-jinja.html

I will try and write about Osaka soon.

GABI

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