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Friday, February 02, 2007

sweet dishes


David’ English
the smell of piss
wafting too...
chrysanthemums

一茶
小便の香も通ひけり菊の花
sho^ben no ka mo kayoi keri kiku no hana

by Issa, 1814, Age 52
Fourth Month, 11th day, he marries Kiku ("Chrysanthemum": age 28).
Eight month he departed to Edo.
Twelfth month he returned to home village.

sakuo renku
ご馳走四月江戸へ旅立つ
gotisou yotuki edo he tabidatu

sweet dishes four months
start on trip to Edo

1 comment:

stray said...

very nice !