asa fuji ya toso no cho^shi no kuchi no saki
Mount Fuji dawn--
a New Year's sake toast
at my lips
Or: "at his lips" or "at her lips." Spiced sake (toso) is a New Year's drink.
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1818, Issa age 56.
Fifth Month, 4th day, a daughter, Sato, is born.
It was his happiest New Year in his whole life.
とその てうしの＝ bottle of happy sake
口の先＝ at the tap of
Fuji mount is not real existence but lovely wife’s forehead
that was alike to Mt,Fuji. We call it Fuji forehead, fujibitai in Japanese.
morning Fuji Mount ---
at the tap of bottle
New Year’s sake
sakazuki ukeru sono fuji-bitai
receiving with cup
her Fuji forehead