Today’s Haiku (November 26, 2010)

湯豆腐の真ん中にある国家かな  久保澄雄

yudôfu no man’naka ni aru kokka kana

in the middle of

sizzling tofu

a nation

Sumio Kubota

from “Gendai Saijiki” (Modern Saijiki), edited by Tôta Kaneko, Momoko Kuroda and Ban’ya Natsuishi, Seisei Shuppan, Tokyo 1997

3 responses to “Today’s Haiku (November 26, 2010)

  1. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    This haiku brings to my mind the saying, “Out of the frying pan, into the fire”… I get a sense of anxiety about the nation’s welfare.

  2. yudoofu ya inochi no hate no usuakari

    hot tofu –
    at the end of my days,
    a faint light

    Kubota Mantaroo 久保田万太郎

    Kubota lost his first wife and his son commited suicide. He married again but that did not last. His third wife also died and he spend his old age quite alone. The faint light is shining from the Paradise of the West, where the souls reside after death.

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