Wednesday, April 04, 2007

my haiku journey

David’s English
moon in the autumn dawn--
nearing month's end
lantern in the eaves

ariake ya misoka ni chikaki noki andon

by Issa, 1827
Age 65
Sixth Month, 1st day, a fire sweeps through Kashiwabara village, destroying Issa's house. Ninth Month, he moves into a grain barn on his property that survived the fire. Eleventh Month, 19th day, he dies of a stroke. Equivalent Western date: January 5, 1828.
one dies out
two die out
lanterns for the dead

sakuo renku
haiku no tabiji owari tikaduku

my haiku journey
nearing at the end

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