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Thursday, June 12, 2008

bloody clams

小林一茶  1804年 42歳

赤貝を我もはかるよ梅の花
akagai wo ware mo hakaru yo ume no hana

David's English

surveying also
bloody clams...
plum blossoms

by Issa, 1804
Or: "a bloody clam." Akagai, literally "red shell"
or "red shellfish," refers to a "bloody clam" or "ark shell."

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sakuo renku

何を如何してはかるかしら
nani wo dousite hakaru kasira

what do you survey?
how do you mesure?

2 comments:

shanna said...

ah I see said the blindman..Iknew clams didnt bleed
shanna

sakuo said...

Thank you Shanna san for your sharp comment.

aloha

sakuo.