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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mount Asama


by Issa, 1816

David’s comment
Mount Asama is a volcano in Issa's home province of Shinano, active during the poet's lifetime. The eruption of 1783, when Issa was twenty-one years old and living in Edo (today's Tokyo), killed 1,151 people.

sakuo renku
優しけれども悲劇忘れず
yasasi keredo mo higeki wasurezu

even it’s tender but
couldn’t forget tragedy

9 comments:

John McDonald said...

lovely
john

Gillena Cox said...

a sad remembrance


much love
gillena

Gillena Cox said...

a sad remembrance


much love
gillena

Gabi Greve said...

Dear Sakuo san,
I added your haiga to the Asama file in the world kigo database
http://wkdhaikutopics.blogspot.com/2007/04/mount-asama.html

Thank you so very much !
GABI

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your compliment.

sakuo

sakuo said...

gillena san, thank you.
It was big trouble in Edo era.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Thank you, Gabi san, I will soon visite your site.

sakuo.

Amaryllis said...

You write very well.

sakuo said...

Thank you Amaryllis san for your visiting here and place comment.

sakuo.