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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Haiku Issa

on the hoe's handle
a nightingale sings...
Little-Plum village

Issa - 1811

.鍬のえに鶯鳴くや小梅村
kuwa no e ni uguisu naku koume mura

Little-Plum village was located near Edo (today's Tokyo) on the Sumida River. See Maruyama Kazuhiko, Issa haiku shû (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1990; rpt. 1993) 97, note 451.

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Oh, this says so much to me! Andrew
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