Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Too young to die

little chestnuts

David English
little chestnuts it's not yet your day to burst

-Issa, 1809
47 years old, living Edo. On April going back to Shinano Province, where he was keeping to get acquaintance of haiku.

sakuo Japanese
sibakuri ya hajike taru hi ha nakari keri

Issa Original
shibaguri no emu to iu hi mo nakari keri

[emu] is not used in present time, [umu] is more popularto exprees[mature]

sakuo Remark
Issa has seen a young chestnut that fell premature.And he felt pity for it.

Issa site

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