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Saturday, December 06, 2008

his prowling route

Issa 一茶

通路も花の上也やまと猫
kayoiji mo hana no ue nari yamato neko

David's English

his prowling route
over the flowers...
a Japanese cat

by Issa, 1824
Issa suggests that the cat has a sensitive Japanese soul, for it chooses to go through the blossoms. Yamato is an old word for Japan.
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga



4 comments:

John McDonald said...

love this sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you John san.
I studied how to paint a cat.

sakuo.

Magyar said...

Fine cat, Sakuo San_!

cats paws
damage little as they pass
unheard.
_m

sakuo said...

Magyar san, thank you very much.

arigatou!

sakuo.