Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Haiku of Richard Wright(52)




(photo) The Sky of Cherry Blossoms

(Original)
Gazing at her face
Reflected in the spring pond,
The girl grimaces.


(Japanese version)
女の子が春の池に
映った自分の顔を見つめている
しかめっつら



(放哉)
雪の戸をあけてしめた女の顔

(Hohsai)
Facial expression of a woman
Who opened and closed
The door to look at snow.

■Wright's work seems to express a girl who is witty. She might once feel an impulse to break her straight face reflected on the pond. On the other hand, Hohsai catches the woman's instant look in checking snow. Probably she was asked the depth of snow by her child and others. It sounds to me that she is use to and is unconcerned with snow.

2 comments:

Paintignwitch I. said...

Best wishes from
Paintingwitch I.- austria

Winter moon said...

Thanks