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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

radishes blooming


一茶
野大根も花となりにけり鳴雲雀
no daiko mo hana to nari keri naku hibari

David’s English
even the field's
radishes blooming...
the lark singing!

by Issa
Originally, I had the radishes "becoming flowers," but Shinji Ogawa points out that radishes, being roots, do not themselves bloom.
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga
Sometimes the healthy leg of young woman is compared with radish.

6 comments:

shanna said...

i can see how the daikon radish would look like a leg...but our little red radishes make me laugh at the sight..keep up the good work sakuo san..i learn

sakuo said...

Thank you Shanna san for your kind compliment.
Please say Hello to your little red radishes!!

sakuo.

Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed your radish haiga

much love
gillena

sakuo said...

Gillena san,
Thanks very much.
Is it popular in your country that young woman's leg is compared with radish?

sakuo.

Gillena Cox said...

in T&T the men don't not use the radish comparison, they sometimes compare a woman with well defined muscled legs to a horse, and its connotations are positive and complimentary

much love
gillena

sakuo said...

Horse leg is sometimes sexual.
As you said, we are same, radish leg too is positive and complimentary.
Thank you for your kind talk.

sakuo.