INVITATION TO THE WORKS OF KYOSHI
Seasonal word: aoki-fumu, stepping on early spring grass.
Misonawase is the honorific word for 'to see'.
In a Noh play Katsuragi-no-kami was transformed into an ugly goddess who hid herself in the darkness of the night. Since Kyoshi was well versed in Noh, it seems natural to assume that he addresses this goddess in his poem.
Kyoshi's haiku is filled with the joy of stepping onto early spring grass. In his spirit of this joy, he calls upon the ugly goddess to leave darkness behind and to enjoy a walk with him. He thus offers us a harmonious mix of legend and reality.
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