Monday, December 18, 2006

over fourty

by Issa, 1803
his marriage is 1814, so it does not refer to Issa himself.
At 1803 he was 41 years old, living in Edo.
He has started his new action, leaving from old sect.
1801 his father die and, dispute on inheritance has begun.

Watching the parade of wedding, he thought,
I have become 41 years old.
Not getting sure position on Haiku profession.
Not having family, or marriage.
Not to be young.
Not getting surly inheritance.

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