plum trees in bloom
uguisu ya eshaku mo nashi ni ume no hana
by Issa, 1814
yoko he suwatsu te otya wo itsupai
sit down beside
have a cup of tea
The courtly nightingale seems to take the plum blossoms for granted, not bowing to them--unlike, one presumes, Issa. Issa uses two spring season words in the poem: nightingale and plum blossoms, a popular combination in Japanese art.