Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Gone long distance
kawazu naki tori naki higashi shirami keri
frogs sing, roosters sing
yoru no hayadati asa niha touku he
early starting in midnight
gone long distance till dawn
According to the prescript, Issa set out before dawn with a Buddhist priest, Hôzen, as his traveling companion. He composed this haiku enroute.