Today’s Haiku (December 14, 2010)

山眠る六百余年の古刹抱き    岡部義男

yama nemuru roppyaku-yonen no kosatsu daki

a mountain hibernates

holding the temple

older than six hundred years

Yoshio Okabe

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine) , February  2010 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s note:  “yama nemuru” (mountain sleeps) is a winter kigo.

One response to “Today’s Haiku (December 14, 2010)

  1. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    That’s an interesting kigo… I could see how that could become extended in many ways for winter. Thanks again.

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