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Monday, April 21, 2008

you fleas

David’s English
for you fleas
the night must be long...
and lonely?

一茶
蚤どもがさぞ夜永だろ淋しかろ
nomi domo ga sazo yonaga daro sabishi karo

Issa, 1813, Age 51
Second Month, he is living in Kashiwabara in a rented house. In autumn, his inheritance dispute finally settled, he moves into his family home.
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo comment
At this time he decided to settle down in his native town, giving up his 37 years Edo life. But often he reminded his lively Edo life.

1 comment:

Alan Summers said...

Delightful artwork. A favourite Issa haiku of mine too! ;-)

all my best,

Alan
Less than a month to the deadline!
The With Words International Online Haiku Competition
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