Tuesday, July 28, 2009

red leaves

Issa 一茶 1819 age 57


sokusai ni momiji wo miru yo meoto shika

David’s English

with Buddha's peace
gazing at red leaves...
Mr. and Mrs. Deer

by Issa, 1819

Sokusai is a word with special resonance for Buddhists, signifying a sense of tranquility in the knowledge that the merits of Buddhism can overcome the misfortunes of this world; Kogo dai jiten (Shogakukan 1983) 927.

sakuo renku & haiga

仏の功徳 子を授からん

hotoke no kudoku ko wo sazukaran

Buda blessing

baby to us

haiku Issa

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