fuyugare no homachi-zakari ya kiku no hana
the withered side-field
in full bloom...
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/