Friday, July 02, 2010

horse-shit mountain

chrysanthemum blooming
horse-shit mountain...
one scene

kiku saku ya ma-guso yama mo hito keshiki
by Issa, 1813

Translated by David ,

all are happy color
and gorden color
mina shiawase no kogane-iro nari

Renku by Sakuo

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

New renku Issa & Sakuo

Milkyway[Jul. 2nd, 2010|10:59 am]
in cold water sipping the stars...Milky Way
冷水にすすり込だる天の川 by Issa

and David' translation.

the loneliness of travel soaks into my stomach
旅の寂しさ腹に浸みこむ by Sakuo

Monday, May 31, 2010


Masajo真砂女 1969 age 64

shiratama ya aisu hito nimo uso tsuite

sweet rice dumplings---
even to my love
a little white lie

This is one of my favorite haiku. I fibbed and knew it well. This happened
one day---the cute fib of a woman.

Seasonal word: sweet rice dumpling( summer )

Trans; Lee & Emiko
Note:Shiratama is a rice-flour dumpling chilled and served with brown
sugar syrup, a popular summer sweet. The whit of the shira( white)
tama( ball-shped thing) is very refreshing in the heat.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


the long skinny snake's
Shinto shrine...

hoso-nagai hebi no yashiro ya


by Issa, 1818

With a smile, Issa suggests that the shrine belongs to the snake.

Trans:David Lanoue

Friday, May 28, 2010

firefly in a cage

Masajo 真砂女 1976 age 70


Lee & Emiko's English

firefly in a cage---
clandestine letters
come no more

Seasonal word: firefly ( summer)

Note: While Masajo stayed in her marriage, she recieved secret letters
from her lover. Now she is out of that marriage, there are no more such letters, nor such excitment.

sakuo haiga

Monday, May 24, 2010

100525northern rain

Issa, 1803 age 42


cold northern rain--
the fire-starter's face
smells burnt

Tran by Dr.David

Sunday, May 23, 2010

deep plum rain

Masajo 真砂女 1976、 age70


tsuyu fukashi miezaru ito wo dare ga hiku

Lee & Emikos English

deep plum rain---

this invisible string

who is pulling it?

seasonal word ( summer ) 

Sakuo haiga