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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

hair and beards

Issa  一茶
髪髭も白い仲間や花の陰
kami hige mo shiroi nakama ya hana no kage

David's English

hair and beards 
of comrades all white... 
blossom shade

by Issa, 1820   http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga



8 comments:

Patricija said...

New Year always bring us special pleasure.
Let all your greatest wishes come true.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009, Patricija

Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed your this haiga; they way Issa describes the aged men makes it easy to translate into the haiga
mode


much love
gillena

John McDonald said...

happy new year to you and your family sakuo san
john

Magyar said...

_Perhaps... our wisdom >blossoms< only when our hair turns white; I must explain that mine... still has color.
_Sakuo, I wish you a grand New Year, and many to come. _m

sakuo said...

Patricija san,
Happy New Year!
Please enjoy Issa's poem through this year!

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Thank you Gillena san!
I am feeling Issa's easiness with his haiku friends.
I think he could enjoy pleasant time with his students in his native villages.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Magyar san ,
I have still have a little on my head.
Losing them I should get pleasure of haiku world.
Thank you for sharing.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Thank you John san,
May you be happy with New Year!

sakuo.