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Saturday, November 15, 2008

people scatter

Issa 一茶

人は蟻と打ちらかって鳴雲雀
hito wa ari to uchi-chirakatte naku hibari

David's English

people scatter
like ants...
the lark sings

by Issa, 1814

An interesting haiku in which Issa adopts the larks' eye-in-the-sky perspective.
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga

6 comments:

John McDonald said...

good one sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your comment.

Recently I have jointed to [facebook]
http://www.facebook.com/home.php
where I met many haiku friends.

Do you know the site?

sakuo.

John McDonald said...

yes I have heard of it sakuo san
john

Magyar said...

Nice visual comparisons here Sakuo San_!
> I imagine this -watcher-wondering: "Why, can I not fly... as the Lark." <
_m

sakuo said...

The watcher maybe Issa as you said.
Would you mind to fly together with us!
Thank you Magyar san for your sharing.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your kind reply.
I will keep to watch the site.

sakuo.