Issa 一茶 1811 age 49
meigetsu ya yabu ka darake no sumida-gawa
Sumida River thick
According to R. H. Blyth, "thicket mosquito" (yabu ka) refers to a species of "striped mosquitoes"; Haiku (Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1949-1952; rpt. 1981-1982/reset paperback edition) 3.805. Robin D. Gill notes that the scientific name for these large striped, bloodthirsty mosquitoes is Stegomyia fasciata, according to Kenkyu^sha's Japanese-English Dictionary.
kayusani taete meiku wo yoman
enduring the itch
I will make excellent haiku
love this sakuo san
a surreal response to Issa's ku; i enjoyed your image
I am very glade to have your compliment.
Thanks a lot.
Thank you gillena san for your kind comment.
Surreal is a nice word!
...and ooooo, do my legs itch!
Sakuo San... I like seeing your work at WHW!
Thank you Magyar san for sharing.
Don't itch too much.
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