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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

billowing clouds

Issa 一茶

雲の峰いささか松が退くか
kumo no mine isasaka matsu ga shirizoku ka

David’s English

billowing clouds--

have the pine trees

shrunk a bit?


by Issa, 1803
Literally, Issa wonders if the pines have "retreated" (shirizoku): they look smaller below the massive "peaks of clouds" (kumo no mine). http://cat.xula.edu/issa/


sakuo haiga


2 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

billowing clouds
a wee bit under
the mountains


much love
gillena

sakuo said...

Dear Gillena san,

Thank you for your haiku.
It reminds me a view of summer.

sakuo