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Friday, January 29, 2010

rice-planting sake

Issa 一茶 1822 age 60

むだな身も呼び出されけり田植酒

mudana mi mo yobidasare keri taue sake

David’s English

even worthless me
is invited...
rice-planting sake

Issa may be alluding to the fact that he has not participated in the rice planting. Nevertheless, he's invited to partake of the sake.

http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

sakuo haiga




6 comments:

Dianne said...

The gratitude is clear, Sakuo San

I enjoy your art, though I may not comment on it regularly.
sincerely,
Dianne

Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed

Magyar said...

When one has a low opinion of theirself, they are often amazed at their celebratory inclusions.

Sakuo San, your painting says 'please come and join us,' and it shows the humility of Issa at that invitation. _m

sakuo said...

Dianne san,
Thank you for your kind comment.
I visited at your site where I enjoyed your beautiful pictures.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gillena san,
thanks so much.

arigatou.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Magyar san
Thank you for your kind comment.
Your understanding would encourage my art so much.

sakuo.