Friday, March 13, 2015

Return of Spring

This verse is included near the end of Volume 1 of Kikusha's Hand-picked Chrysanthemums. It was written by her younger brother Tamon, whose haikai name was Konshi. 

Happy that today or tomorrow, the deeply missed Lady of the Ichiji-an Studio will finally return home: 
as I waited
I learned its fragrance --
old plum tree
machi etari sono ka narawamu toshi no ume
待得たり其香習はむ年の梅   一陽居今始

It's been warmer this week, so I feel like spring might really be on its way finally.