jinbei to bahha o aishi fuwaku nari
I am forty
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: ‘jinbei’ is a light cotton summer clothing with knee-length shorts and short-sleeved jacket. According to ‘Analects of Confucius,’ one doesn’t get confused when he/she becomes forty.