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A Wild Sea
(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

A Wild Sea

Poem By Matsuo Basho

A wild sea-
In the distance over Sado
The Milky Way

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荒海や佐渡によこたふ天河 [ araumi ya / Sado ni yokotau / amanogawa ] the rough sea - stretching out towards Sado the Milky Way [1689]
the Milky Way, like the moon, is an Autumn kigo..


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