Thursday, June 05, 2008

geese and gulls

小林 一茶 1813年
kari kamome ono ga yuki tote sawagu kana

David’s English
geese and gulls
raise a ruckus...
"It's my snow!"
by Issa, 1813
Shinji Ogawa notes that ono ga yuki ("my snow") refers to the first-person quacking and squawking of the geese and gulls. The birds are clamoring, "It's my snow! It's my snow!"
1813, Age 51
Second Month, he is living in Kashiwabara in a rented house. In autumn, his inheritance dispute finally settled, he moves into his family home.
# visit

sakuo renku & renga
kyoudai de hitotsu yane wake yuki kitaru

by the brothers
one roof devided
and snow coming

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