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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

silkworm poop

Issa 一茶 1824 age 62

門々に青し蚕の屎の山
kado-gado ni aoshi kaiko no kuso no yama

David’s English

at gate after gate
green hills
of silkworm poop

People have dumped out little "mountains" of silkworm waste. According to Bridget Dole, silkworm droppings are "blackish green." About this curious haiku, she speculates, "Maybe when [the silkworms] are in the cocoons, everyone cleans out the rearing trays at the same time. The size of one's 'mountains' would be an indication of success." http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga

Eighth month, Issa divorced after three month marriage.
While he was suffered by stroke.

Renku
繭を作らず我が庵捨てる
mayu wo tsukirazu waga iho suteru

without bearing cocoon
giving up my hut


haiku Issa

6 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

interesting

much love
gillena

John McDonald said...

interesting one Sakuo San
john

sakuo said...

Thank you Gillena san,
I am very pleased to get your comment.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

John san,
Silkworm was main job in Japanese country.
To export the silk to Europe supported Japanese economy much.

Thank you John san for sharing.

sakuo.

Magyar said...

green mounds
the silkworm count
yard by yard

_m

sakuo said...

Thank you Magyar san,
I am very glade to have your excellent haiku.
Your haiku makes the original mood more up grade.

sakuo.