fuyugare no homachi-zakari ya kiku no hana
the withered side-field
in full bloom...
by Issa, 1821
The "side-field" (homachi) is a plot of newly cultivated land that, in that period, was farmed in secret, evidently to avoid the daimyo's taxation; Kogo dai jiten (Shogakukan 1983) 1495.http://cat.xula.edu/issa/
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terrific sakuo san
> Good contrast here, the Bland and the Bright. < _m
the waste land
John san ,
Thank you for your compliment.
With great thanks,I am very pleased by your comment.
Thank you for your haiku.
It well assists my work.
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