Monday, March 10, 2008

they even sell tea

David’s English
they even sell tea
not worth a fart!
summer trees

he no yo^na cha mo ureru nari natsu kodachi
by Issa, 1816

David comment 
Originally, I translated this literally: "tea that smells like a fart. Shinji Ogawa points out that he no yo^na ("fart-like") is an idiom for "worthless."

sakuo haiga

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