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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Chiyoni's well bucket


year unknown

一茶
鶯のはねかへさるるつるべ哉
uguisu no hanekae saruru tsurube kana

David's English
the nightingale
is bouncing about...
well bucket

David’s image
I picture a nightingale landing on a hanging bucket that starts rocking wildly up and down: an ephemeral moment captured in haiku.

sakuo's image.
The nightingale is Issa who lived in 1763—1827
The most famous haiku related to [well bucket] made by Chiyoni lived in 1703—1775
So when Issa look at well bucket, he reminded Chiyoni.

sakuo's Renku
朝顔つるべ
千代尼に参った
asagao turube chiyoni ni maitsuta

the well bucket and morning glory
I surrender to Chiyoni

2 comments:

doris kasson said...

All my favorites pulled together!
Chiyoni, Issa, and Morning Glories.
Doris

sakuo said...

doris san, I am very pleased to hear your compliment.
I am afraid of someone saying that Issa did not know Chiyoni...

sakuo.