doko wo kaze ga fuka to hitori fukuto kana
the wind may blow it...
a puffer fish
Puffer fish tastes very good, but is poison fish.
There were many gourmets who die by eating the fish.
Japanese old proverb said.
fugu ha kuitasi inoti ha oshii
wish to eat puffer fish
but not to die
Issa spells fukuto ("tetrodon" or "pufferfish") using the Japanese character for awabi ("abalone"). In this haiku, he puns with fuka to ("blows") and fukuto ("pufferfish"). He seems to be referring to a fish that has been caught and now will be sent to who-knows-where.