Monday, January 29, 2007

rice planting with family

David’s English
world of man--
a rice field replaces
lotus blossoms

hito no yo ni ta ni tsukuraruru hasu no hana

by Issa, 1816
1816, Age 54Fourth Month, 14th day, a son, Sentarô, is born. Fifth Month, 11th day, he dies.
It is only 27days life.
This was season of rice planting.
The baby was the first son whom Issa has got after long hard life, 45 years in Edo.
The rice field has become Issa’s asset after long struggle, 13 years with half brother.

sakuo renku
kazoku de taue no yume ha kie keri

planting rice with family
the dream has disappeared

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