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Monday, February 01, 2010

mass of hair

Masajo 真砂女 1969, age 63

死ねぬ髪手に梳きあまる蛍かな

shinenu kami te ni suki amaru hotaru kana

Lee & Emikos English

unable to die

I comb the mass of hair in my hand…

fireflies

How many times in lifetime do we think dying? No matter how seriously we think, we can not kill ourselves so easily when the time comes. It is said that

the less happy a woman is the greater the volume of hair she has.

Seasonal word: firefly (summer)

sakuo haiga

2 comments:

John McDonald said...

lovely one sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thanks very much.

ureshi desu ne
I am pleased.

sakuo.