Friday, August 29, 2008
kuragari no ushi wo hikidasu hinaga kana
leading a cow
from the dark barn...
the day is long
by Issa, 1820
Shinji Ogawa translates kuragari no ushi as "leading out a cow from a dark place." I have substituted "barn" in an attempt to make Issa's image concrete in English. Is this adding too much?
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