Wednesday, September 09, 2009

my chest

Masajo 真砂女 1955 age 49

te wo noseshi mune no ususa ya kesa no aki

Lee & Emiko’s English

I touched my chest
and felt its thinness---
autumn’s first morning

At that time, I weighed less than 40 kilograms ( 88 pounds). My chest, which had recovered from a mild case of tuberculosis, was thin, but I kept burning desire in this thin chest.

Seasonal word* autumn’s first morning
Notte: Kesa no aki is the morning of the first day of autumn, which is around August 7th or 8th.

sakuo renga

haiku Masajo

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