Issa 一茶1815 ａｇｅ ５２
degawari no ichi ni sarasu ya go ju^ kao
a laid-off servant at market--
his fifty year-old face
In springtime, old servants were replaced by young ones. The old ones would leave their employers to return to their home villages; the young ones traveled in the opposite direction. In earlier times this took place during the Second Month; later, the Third Month. Shinij Ogawa corrected my earlier translation. Instead of fifty faces (as I had assumed), there is just one fifty year-old face.