Friday, September 22, 2006

the speech of the go-between

David’s English
"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.'"

sakuo comment
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.

sakuo's Renku
nakoudo-guti ni tui nose rare te

the good speech of the go-between
unintentionally followed
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1 comment:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

That's a wonderful picture!