Enjoying Kyoka in English: Nanpo Ota-2
酒のない 国へ行きたい 二日酔い また三日目には 帰りたくなる
After a terrible hungover,
How I wish I could go to the country,
Where there is no sake to be sober,
Yet just on the third day,
I would rather come back eagerly.
Translated by Kota Nakako
Note: Kyoka is satirical, ironical or comical short Japanese poem, derived from Tanka, composed of 31 syllables, with a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 sounds.