dewdrops are tumbling
oi kawazu sore-sore tsuyu ga korogeru zo
by Issa, 1812
Age 50Eleventh Month, leaving Edo,
he returns to live in his native village of Kashiwabara. His dispute on inheritance has prolonged for11 years from his father’s death.
koroge otiru ya fuyu no sekai he
rolling and falling
to the winter world.