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ほたるかな

学問は尻からぬけるほたるかな (勉強は、臀部から出てきているホタルですか).

 

Yosa Buson, great painter, poet and calligrapher, by himself. The haiku says, more or less:

 

Hours of study..

a firefly coming out

of buttocks?

 

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Yosa Busón, por él mismo. El haiku dice más o menos:

 

¡Horas de estudio!

¿Me saldrán por el culo

como cocuyos?

 

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For Yosa Buson

—A Japanese, and smart—

That was poetry and art:

A humble enlightenment

Or a lightning fart.

 

This photo belongs to The Asiain Gallery.

 

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Taken on December 7, 2003