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Monday, September 07, 2009

abandoned

Issa 一茶 1804 age 42

見かぎりし古郷の山の桜哉
mikagirishi kokyo^ no yama no sakura kana

David’s English


the home village
I abandoned...
mountain cherry blossoms

Kashiwabara was Issa's home village that he "abandoned" until his homecoming in 1813. According to volume 1 of Issa zenshu^, this haiku was written in 1803, but in volume 2 a date of 1804 is given (Nagano: Shinano Mainichi Shimbunsha, 1976-79, 1.222; 2.199).
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo renga & renga

江戸の句友の拍手喝采

getting a big hand
from haiku friends in Edo


2 comments:

John McDonald said...

a sad one sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for sharing.

sakuo.