Today’s Haiku (December 3, 2010)

しはぶきの次の言葉を待ちにけり   木下夕爾

shiwabuki no tsugi no kotoba o machinikeri

coughing

I wait the word

after it

Yuji Kinoshita

from “Gendai no Haiku” (Modern Haiku), edited by Shobin Hirai, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996

Fay’s Note: Yuji Kinoshita (1914-1965)

shiwabuki’ or ‘seki’  (‘cough’) is a winter kigo.

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