« 俳句・HAIKU by L. P. Lovee (13) <とんど(どんど)焼き・dondoyaki> | メイン | 俳句・HAIKU by L. P. Lovee (11) <大寒・height of winter> »

2018年1月17日 (水)

高浜虚子の100句(71~80)(100 HAIKUs of TAKAHAMA Kyoshi)

(10 haikus of Kyoshi Takahama, translated by Satoshi Kinoshita) 

              

(71) 川を見るバナナの皮は手より落ち  (S9. 1934)

  (kawaomiru banananokawawa teyoriochi)

 (Trnslation A)    

     a banana peel

  fell from a hand,

  I watch the river    

  (Translation B)

  the banana peel

  fell from my hand,

  I watch the river       

(Note) This original haiku does not tell that the hand is whose one.

     

(72) 一を知つて二を知らぬなり卒業す  (S10. 1935)

  (ichioshitte nioshiranunari sotsugyohsu)  

 (Literal translation)

  graduated,

  knowing one

  but not two   

 (Translation A)

  students are graduated,

  knowing one

  but not two   

 (Translation B)

  knowing one

  but not two_

  he graduates from a school   

(Note) In this original haiku, the subject is omitted and unknown. This haiku seems to be made in assosiation with a proverb which means the following: A sage knows 10 upon hearing one.

   

(73) 椿まづ揺れて見せたる春の風  (S10. 1935)

  (tsubakimazu yuretemisetaru harunokaze)

  a camellia

  first shakes to show

  spring breezes

   

(74) 魚鼈居る水を踏まえて水馬   (S10. 1935)

  (gyobetsuiru mizuofumaete mizusumashi)

  a whirligig beetle treads

  on the water where

  fish and turtles live

     

(75) 道のべに阿波の遍路の墓あはれ  (S10. 1935)

  (michinobeni awanohenrono hakaaware)

  pathetic!

  on the wayside,

  a tomb of ’awa’ pilgrim

    

(76) 白牡丹といふといへども紅ほのか (T14. 1925年)

  (shirobotan toiutoiedomo benihonoka)

  white rose,

  so called, but

  slightely tinged with red

    

(77) 新涼の驚き貌に来りけり  (M41. 1908年)

  (shinryohno odorokigaoni kitarikeri) or

  (shinryohnoodoroki kaoni kitarikeri)  

 (Translation A)

  the cool of early autumn

  appeared as the look of

  a surprised person    

 (Translation B)

  a look of surprise

  in the cool of

  early autumn    

 (Translation C)

  a person having

  a look of surprise

  agaist the early autumnal cool

(Note)

Depending on how you take the conbination of words and the meaning of ‘の (=no)’, the original haiku can be translated in various ways as described above. ’の’ is a postpositional word, functioning as an auxiliary to the main word '新涼'.

   

(78) 鴨の中の一つの鴨を見てゐたり  (S11. 1936)

  (kamononakano hitotsunokamo-o miteitari)

  I gazed at

  only one of

  the wild ducks

    

(79) 古綿子著のみ著のまま鹿島立   (S11. 1936)

  (furuwatako kinomikinomama kashimadachi)

  my departure for an abroad

  in an everyday wear_

   old ’watako’ clothes

      

(80) 雀等も人を恐れぬ国の春   (S11. 1936)

  (suzumeramo hito-o osorenu kuninoharu)

  spring

  in the country where

  sparrows also fear no people

    

Click here to see back numbers (61~70).