小林 一茶 1807年47歳
tama ni kita furusato no tsuki wa kumori keri
a glimpse of moon
over my home village...
by Issa, 1807
Issa's gloomy feeling about his native village derives from the fact that his fellow villagers did not support him in his inheritance dispute with his stepmother and half-brother--a long, drawn-out battle that was in full swing when he wrote this haiku. This haiku was written during a visit to the poet's home village in 1807: his first visit there since his father's death in 1801.