haru-gasumi bosatsu wa zô ni noritamai
a Buddhist deity rides
from “Gendai Haiku No Kanshõ 101” (Modern Haiku Appreciation 101) edited by Kai Hasegawa, Shinshokan, Tokyo 2001
Maark Brooks, a good friend of mine and a fantastic poet suggested, I may use ‘bodhisattva’ instead of “a Buddhist deity.’
I wondered how many people understand ‘bodhisattva.’ BUT I should trust readers more….
the bodhisattva rides