Issa 一茶 1812 age 50
ima kita to kao wo naraberu tsubame kana
with newcomers' faces...
Mrs. Kakyo Orimoto was Issa’s haiku student as well as reliable sponsor.
1810 July she was died, he knew it but couldn’t attend her funnel ceremony.
After two years on her memorial day, he came to her tomb to pray for her soul.