2 3 live&learn&rejoice: the frog & the dog

November 2, 2011

the frog & the dog

Furi-ike ya
Kawazu tobikomu
Mizu no oto.*

non-literal translation with a personal addition because basho of course needs expounding upon, he'd approved:

into the old pond
a frog suddenly plunges
the sound of water
and the Bean loudly barking
another day starts

*the kanji version and the romanji version don't exactly match, such is life with google translator but i *think* the romanji version is the true translation and the kanji version, well close counts in horseshoes and haiku