Thursday, February 16, 2006

water rthief


Issa Original
satsuki ame yoru no yamada no hito no koe

David’s English
Fifth Month rain--
in a mountain field at night

David Comment
This is an early haiku written in the 1790s. The "field" is a rice field. Evidently, farmers are working late, despite the rain.

sakuo Comment
It is the most important to supply the water to a rice field especially in early time of rice grass.
When rain is short, the struggle to keep water happens some times.
So the farmer patrols his rice field to watch water thief.

sakuo Renku
take care for
water thief