meigetsu ya yoko ni neru hito ogamu hito
some are stretched out
by Issa, 1821 .
Originally, I envisioned only two people in the scene: "next to the sleeping man/ a praying man." Shinji Ogawa, however, visualizes more people: "some are lying down/ some praying." Several people, not just two, would typically attend a traditional Japanese moon-gazing party.http://cat.xula.edu/issa/
At this time he has lost three babies, and his wife was pregnant fourth baby.