Friday, September 22, 2006
the speech of the go-between
"Good luck's coming!"
the peony longs
to be heard
fuku kuru to kiite hosigaru botan kana
by Issa, 1824
Shinji Ogawa points out that the phrase, kiite hoshigaru means "longing to be listened [to]." He comments, "The peony is so beautiful that it seems to say in a loud voice, 'Good luck is coming.'"
Peony is the kigo of fifth month. In 1824 May Issa married with third wife.
He was 62 years old with loneliness of single.
After three months they divorced.
nakoudo-guti ni tui nose rare te
the good speech of the go-between