Saturday, November 05, 2005

Toad Cream

Issa Original
kumo wo haku kuti tuki shitari hikigaeru

Sakuo’s English
pucker his mouth
to blow cloud
the Toad

Last night we have stayed in the hotel on the mountain Tukuba.
that is famous as old battle field.
As well as it is famous as topical cream that applied to wound
occurred in battle field.
The cream had been called “Toad cream” just like “Tiger Balm” in Singapore.
Visiting here, Issa made this Toad haiku on the mountain Tukuba.

Summery of NHK tour visiting Issa.

It has extended my experience on Haiku making.
And I could have confidence in my way of feeling Issa’s image.

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