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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

pagoda

Issa 一茶1818 age 56

how good
to see a pagoda!
billowing clouds

yoi hodo ni to^ no mie keri kumo no mine

よい程に塔の見へけり雲の峰

Issa is playing the game of imagining what shapes in the clouds look like. In one of them he perceives the pagoda of a Buddhist temple. translated by David Lanoue http://cat.xula.edu/issa/


6 comments:

Ashe said...

I like this :-)

Gillena Cox said...

the drawing of the clouds are so dramatic; they loom large;

I too love to watch clouds

much love
gillena

Gabi Greve said...

I think Issa is maybe talking about the pagoda of temple Toji in Kyoto.

塔ばかり見へて東寺は夏木立
too bakari miete Tooji wa natsu kodachi

only the pagoda
shows from tempel Toji ...
summer trees



More about Pagodas
http://darumamuseumgallery.blogspot.com/2010/04/pagoda-too.html

Thanks for a lovely Haiga, Sakuo san.

Gabi

sakuo said...

Ashe san,
Thank you for your comment.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gillena san,
Your prise on my cloud is very pleased.
Thank you for sharing.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gabi san,
Your reference to Toji is very helpful.
Your database is always help me much.
Thank you greatly.

sakuo.