Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Fartiest Seasons of All

Robin D. Gill, Octopussy, Dry Kidney & Blue Spots: Dirty Themes from 18-19C Japanese Poems (Paraverse Press, 2007), p. 370 (speaking of Issa):
[H]e also recognized that Spring and Fall were probably the fartiest seasons of all, even if one was not so aware of one another's production as when shut in for the winter, and cut dozens of farts into them. When Spring came people were eating gas inducing daikon pickles and other salted greens that outlasted the winter and were metaphysically full of pep and ready to go.
Id., p. 371, translating verses by Issa:
     just ten farts
is all i go out to dump
     this long night
Hat tip: A friend.

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