Thursday, September 13, 2007
小林 一茶 1815年
kebutaku mo io wo hanare na naku chidori
though it's smoky
don't leave my hut!
Kebutai or kebutashi is an old word meaning to suffocate on smoke; Kogo dai jiten (Shogakukan 1983) 570. http://cat.xula.edu/issa/
Plover is Kiku, Issa’s young wife.
1814, Age 52,
April married with Kiku at age 28.
August went to Edo for Haiku business, stayed till the end of the year.
December went back home.
Again leaving young wife,
September went to Edo.
December backed to home.
tonari no baasan kiku ijimeru na
granny next door
don’t disturb Kiku