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Friday, July 28, 2017

Issa Haiku - just right for today!


rainstorm--
on this lawn, that lawn
just a cup's worth

Issa
1821
 
.夕立や芝から芝へ小盃
yûdachi ya shiba kara shiba e ko sakazuki
 
Shinji Ogawa translates the phrase, shiba kara shiba e, "from the lawn here to the lawn there." The word, ko sakazuki literally means "small sake cup," but here, Shinji believes, it is more likely being used metaphorically to denote "a small amount of rain."
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