Seasonal cuts in 3 Japanese lines

茶の煙柳と共にそよぐ也
cha no kemuri yanagi to tomo ni soyogu nari

 the tea smoke
and the willow
together trembling

- Issa


Seasonal cuts in 3 Japanese lines

茶の煙柳と共にそよぐ也
cha no kemuri yanagi to tomo ni soyogu nari

the tea smoke
and the willow
together trembling

-Issa


折ふしは鹿も立添茶つみ哉
orifushi wa shika mo tachisou cha tsumi kana

now and then the deer
stand close by…
tea pickers

 

-Issa


 屁のやうな茶もうれる也夏木立
he no yôna cha mo ureru nari natsu kodachi

 

they even sell tea
not worth a fart!
summer trees

 

-Issa


 

朝茶のむ僧静也菊の花
asacha nomu sō shizukanari kiku no hana

 

For his morning tea
A monk sits down in utter silence —
Confronted by chrysanthemums.

 

-Basho

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