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Thursday, October 16, 2008

hailstones

Issa 一茶


arare chire kukurimakura wo ou kodomo


霰ちれ くくり枕を 負ふ子ども


David's English



fall, hailstones!


with pillow on his head

a child


by Issa, 1813


The child has invented a clever way to defy the weather.The pillow in question, kukurimakura, is stuffed with cotton or buckwheat chaff and tied at both ends; Kogo dai jiten (Shogakukan 1983) 491. The child is young and, most likely, poor, but nevertheless demonstrates his human birthright of creativity--to Issa's applause.
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sakuo haiga



Hurry back boy ! a baby on your back is cold.



2 comments:

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

Beautiful Haiga for a beautiful Haiku ! Thank you Sakuo!

sakuo said...

Tahnk you Narayanan san for your visiting here and plaing your comment.
I am very pleased.

sakuo