Tuesday, July 05, 2005

All villagers will dance and dance !

an isolated house

David English
an isolated house
in mountain shade
but a festival dance!

Issa, 1804
42 years old, live in Edo, getting new haiku friends of Natume's group.
And Mr. Nakamura and other haiku friend had come to Edo from Kasihabara, his home village.

sakuo Japanese
一軒屋 山陰なれど 踊り哉

Issa Original
yama kage no ikken-ya sae odori kana

sakuo remark
さえ=sae is key word.
I can see dancing at the front of the house in the mountain.
Small spot stresses the big pleasure of autumn .

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