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Friday, April 24, 2009

little straw mat

Issa 一茶  1819, Age 57

さむしろや一文橋も霧の立
samushiro ya ichi mon hashi mo kiri no tatsu

David’s English

little straw mat--
even on a one-penny bridge
mist rises

Who is sitting on the little straw mat? I picture the toll collector.
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sakuo haiga

In my case a beggar is sitting on the mat beside bridge on which
toll collector is keeping the bridge from outlaw.

2 comments:

John McDonald said...

enjoyed this one sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your compliment.

sakuo.