nori kowaki katabira kaburu hirune kana
his starched summer
robe his blanket...
by Issa, 1803
Katabira refers to a light summer garment made of hemp. The napper is either wearing the garment or using it as a cover. For my translation, I picked the latter. An alternate version: wearing his starched summer robe... siesta
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1803 aged 43, Issa was a poor poet .
He visited his sponsors around north area for living and
in night with sponsor
enjoying haiku together