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Monday, March 08, 2010

sleeping in

Issa 一茶 1821 age 59

寝並んで小蝶と猫と和尚哉

ne narande ko cho^ to neko to osho^ kana

Davids English

sleeping in a row--
little butterfly, cat
pries

The priest is a head priest. In the poem, Issa shows relationship and loving connection between three quite different creatures. Presented in a progression from small to large; the butterfly, cat and priest show themselves to be, in the moment, a little family.

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

sakuo haiga


6 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

truly amazing the way you bring to life Issa's poems


much love
gillena

shanna said...

wonderful our little shadows even my dogs sleep at my feet...
aloha
shanna

John McDonald said...

love it sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Gillena san,
your compliment is truly my pleasure.
Thanks a lot.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Shanna san,
You are happy with your dog, sleeping in Aloha breeze.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

John san,
thank you very much.
arigatou!!

sakuo.