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Friday, November 23, 2007

morning frost

一茶  1820
朝霜やしかも子どものお花売
asa shimo ya shikamo kodomo no o-hana uri

David’s English
morning frost--
yet still a child
sells flowers

Issa, 1820 age 58.
Last June his first daughter died

sakuo 連句
あるだけ買って娘の墓へ
aru dake katsute musume no haka he

buy all her flowers
to daughter’s grave

2 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

this renku resonates beauty, and sadness in a delicate blend of love and remembrance


much love
gillena

sakuo said...

Thank you gillerna san for your kind and warm comment.
You always encourage me much.

sakuo.