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Fay Aoyagi

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San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

Tanka Translation 100th tanka uploaded!

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In January 2009, I started translating tanka from “Gendai Tanka no Kansho 101” (Apreciation of Modern Tanka 101), an anthology written and edited by Ken Kodaka.  It took longer than I thought, but I am happy to announce that the mission was completed at last!

Since I do not write tanka and some poets use classic Japanese, I found tanka translation more difficult than haiku translation.   From now on (at least for a while), this blog will concentrate on haiku. 

I appreciate your support and encouragement in the past 3 years! 

Fay Aoyagi

November 30, 2011, San Francisco

 

 

Today’s Haiku (May 14, 2021)

初夏やしづかな河原まで家出   江渡華子

hatsunatsu ya shizukana kawara made iede

            early summer—

            running away from home

            to the quiet river beach

                                                Hanako Eto

from Warau (Smile), haiku collection of Hanako Eto, Furansu-do, Tokyo 2015

Today’s Haiku (May 13, 2021)

五月雨が生家をたたく返事がない  田島健一

samidare ga seika o tataku henji ga nai

            May rain knocks

            the house I was born

            no answer

                                                Kenichi Tajima

from Tadanaranu Po (Unusual ‘Po’), haiku collection of Kenichi Tajima, Furansu-do, Tokyo 2017

Today’s Haiku (May 12, 2021)

ピアニストのときどきえくぼ聖五月  宮崎斗士

pianisuto no tokidoki ekubo sei-gogatsu

            occasionally a  dimple

            on the pianist’s face

            holy May

                                                Toshi Miyazaki

from Sonna Ao (That Kind of Blue), haiku collection of Toshi Miyazaki, Rikka Shorin, Tokyo 2014

Fay’s Note: “sei-gogatsu” (holy May) or “seibo-zuki” (the Holy Mother’s month) is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (May 11, 2021)

またおなじ話にもどる日永かな  黛 執

mata onaji hanashi ni modoru hinaga kana

            returning

            to the same story, again…

            long spring day

                                                            Shu Mayuzumi

from Haidan, (Haiku Stage) a monthly haiku magazine, June 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo