takenoko to shinayoku asobe suzume no ko
bamboo shoots, baby sparrows
by Issa, 1819
Issa's word, shinayoku, seems to be a variant of shinayaka: graceful, elegant, delicate. In his haiku, he tells the baby bamboo and baby sparrows to play together delicately, gracefully.
Why did Issa order baby sparrows to play gently?
Because a bamboo baby was his beloved daughter.
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really very gently....I love birds
Thank you Patricija san for your coming here.
I visited your Slovakiya sit that is full of beauties.
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