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O, heart of a New Year’s pine by Bashō, English version by Scott Watson

幾霜に心ばせをの松飾り

O, heart of a New Year’s pine

to endure so many frosts

* a sprig of pine, here, denotes a New Year’s decoration fixed at an entrance or gateway to signify the presence of toshigami (year-god) which will ensure prosperity and health for that year.

Ku by Bashō

Version by Scott Watson

Mutts — The Official Site for Mutts Comics — Earl, Mooch and pals — Patrick McDonnell

Mutts — The Official Site for Mutts Comics — Earl, Mooch and pals — Patrick McDonnell.