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Monday, November 03, 2008

side-field

Issa 一茶

冬枯のほまちざかりや菊の花
fuyugare no homachi-zakari ya kiku no hana

David's English

the withered side-field
in full bloom...
chrysanthemums

by Issa, 1821

The "side-field" (homachi) is a plot of newly cultivated land that, in that period, was farmed in secret, evidently to avoid the daimyo's taxation; Kogo dai jiten (Shogakukan 1983) 1495.
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga

6 comments:

John McDonald said...

terrific sakuo san
john

Magyar said...

Sakuo,
> Good contrast here, the Bland and the Bright. < _m

Gillena Cox said...

showing up
the waste land
wildflowers



much love
gillena

sakuo said...

John san ,
Thank you for your compliment.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Magyar san,
With great thanks,I am very pleased by your comment.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gillena san,
Thank you for your haiku.
It well assists my work.

sakuo.