Thursday, July 28, 2005

How long I lived !

David English
amazing-- in the house I was born
spring begins today years unknown

ふしぎ也生れた家でけふの春   一茶
fushigi nari umareta ie de kyô no haru

The haiku has the prescript, "After fifty years' absence, returning to my native village."

sakuo remark
Issa has leaved home at his 14 years old, so plus 50 years, it become
at 64 years old of Issa'age.
He has died at 65, so this haiku was made at one year before his death.
At this year August he will marry with third wife Yao.
Issa said,
"How long I have been alive”

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