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Sunday, March 09, 2008

singing insect too

David’s English

singing insects, too
make music
in this world

naku mushi mo fushi wo tsuketari yo no naka wa
鳴虫も節を付たり世の中は

by Issa, 1820, Age 58
Tenth Month, his second son is born. Before year his first daughter died.

Sakuo’s comment.
What melody did the insects sing? Joyful? or Sorrowful?
I think it is half and half.

Sakuo’s translation

singing insect too
with a melody
in this world

2 comments:

John McDonald said...

lovely one sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your kind
comment.

sakuo.