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Monday, December 01, 2008

a little hole in the window

Issa 一茶

秋の夜や窓の小穴が笛を吹
aki no yo ya mado no ko ana ga fue wo fuku

David's English

autumn evening--
a little hole in the window
blows flute

Issa, 1811 aged 49,


sakuo haiga

What melodies did the flute blow?

Was it his physical decline?
Or inheritance strugle with halfbrother?
Or frustration of ranking as Haikuist in Edo?


10 comments:

Carole said...

Lovely haiga Sakuo-san.

Do you think it was the wind whistling through the little hole
sounding like a flute?

Carole

John McDonald said...

enjoyed this sakuo san
john

Gabi Greve said...

a little hole in the window ...


わかるなあああこんな気持ち。内も穴だらけ。
すばらしい俳画、ありがとう!
ガビ

Gillena Cox said...

....music wafts in
to soothe his soul


much love
illena

Pris said...

Absolutely beautiful and moving. Your art is perfect for this haiku.

sakuo said...

Carole san
Yes it was the wind.
Issa heard the wind like the sound of flute.
What kind of melody is depended on Issa's mind as well as your mind.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

John san ! thank you for your kindness.
When I have known about Issa's 1811,it became easy to image the picture.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gabiさん、ありがとう。
If you have many holes in your house, you could enjoy full orchestra that play
Beethoven ninth symphony!!

Freuide shoner gohtes funkel,,,

Is this correct spelling?

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gillena san!
It is very funny feeling.
I can hear your soul co-sounding with Issa.
It's wonderful moment.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Thank you Paris san for your warm words.

You and me with Issa were hearing the same flute melody.

Isn't it wonderful!

sakuo.