Issa 一茶 1815 Age 53
kebutaku mo io wo hanare na naku chidori
though it's smoky
don't leave my hut!
Kebutai or kebutashi is an old word meaning to suffocate on smoke; Kogo dai jiten (Shogakukan 1983) 570. http://cat.xula.edu/issa/
Who is a plover? At the time Issa’s new bride was in the hut.
She was crying her solitude, because Issa was stay at Edo from September to December 21. The plover was Issa’s new bride.
What does it mean smoky? Issa’s step mother’s family lived at the next of Issa’s house. Issa and the family had struggled for long years on father’s assets.
Both families felt smoky each others.
At Edo city Issa was thinking his young bride who was solitary at the home.