Thursday, April 14, 2005

I'm a guest as a farmer haiku-ist

Basho's Death Day

David English
Basho's Death-Day-- pigeons and sparrows in their Sunday best

-Issa, 1821
59 years old. on January his second son died on his mother's back. On April his wife got sick of gout . At Zenkou-ji , the biggest Temple of Jyoudo Buddhist, his haiku board was displayed. His effort has been admitted in the area of north Sinano province.

sakuo Japanese
bashou-ki ya hato to tubame no hone yasu mi

Issa Original
bashouki ya hato mo suzume mo kyaku mekasu

sakuo Comment
Issa , at 59 years old, has already been free from Basho's effect. He has decided to be independent as farmer position.So at this Bashoki, he think that he was invited as not family but guest.

Issa site

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