Tuesday, May 31, 2005

All is Spring, me too !

parent sparrows

David English
parent sparrows
baby sparrows...
a happy mountain

-Issa, 1812

Sakuo Japanese
親つばめ 子燕山も 幸せよ
Oya suzume ko suzume yama mo siawase yo

Issa Original
親雀 子雀 山もいさむぞよ 一茶
oya suzume ko suzume yama mo isamu zo yo

Literally, Issa says that the mountain is in "high spirits," "emboldened," or "inspired."

Sakuo remark
Sparrows and mountain are all inspired in fine spring day.

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