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Friday, August 11, 2006

old frog

David’s English
old frog
dewdrops are tumbling
look! there!

oi kawazu sore-sore tsuyu ga korogeru zo
老蛙それそれ露がころげるぞ

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.

sakuo Renku
koroge otiru ya fuyu no sekai he
転げ落ちるや冬の世界へ
rolling and falling
to the winter world.

2 comments:

laryalee said...

Oh, I just love this, Sakuo san...
what a delightful frog!
And a nice depth perspective...
:-)
Lary

sakuo said...

Thank you Lary san for you warm compliment.
I love Issa's frog who is sometimes man like.

sakuo.