Today’s Haiku (April 14, 2012)

文字のなきむかしのありて蜷の道  雨宮きぬよ

moji no naki mukashi no arite nina no michi

            there was an era

            without letters

            marsh snail road

                                                Kinuyo Amemiya

from ‘Haiku Nenkan,’ (“Haiku Almanac”),  January 2012 Supplement Issue of  ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  “nina” (marsh snail, a kind of shellfish) is a spring kigo.

About these ads

One response to “Today’s Haiku (April 14, 2012)

  1. Hi, Fay, This haiku makes me long for the simplicity of the snail’s life. Just lovely. Merrill

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s