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Friday, March 30, 2007

big chrysanthemum



David’s English
in the cloudburst
chin up, back straight...
chrysanthemum

一茶
.夕立やしゃんと立てる菊の花
yu^dachi ya shan to tatteru kiku no hana

by Issa, 1825
Last year married second time, but divorced only after two month.
being paralyzed, carried by palanquin

sakuo renku
Issa’s haiku about his first wife named Kiku(chyisantheumus)
big chrysanthemum—
a never-say-die
demeanor

負けたと言わぬ菊想い出す
maketa to iwanu kiku omoi dasu
-
remember Kiku
never say die

4 comments:

John McDonald said...

I enjoyed as usual
john

Gillena Cox said...

After reading the notes given with the haiku , i understand why your chrysanthemum has a face

much love
gillena

sakuo said...

John san thank you for your compliment.
I will visit your site soon.

sakuo

sakuo said...

gillena san,thank you for your understanding of my intention.
Issa loved O-kiku san very much!!

sakuo.