春浅し旧姓で待つ上野駅 森 裕子
haru asashi kyûsei de matsu ueno-eki
with my maiden name
I wait at Ueno Station
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: Ueno Station in Tokyo is a hub of local distance train. In this haiku, I do not think a poet is waiting for her lover. She is waiting for someone she knew in her childhood.
The network of Shinkansen (bullet train) makes a trip faster, but I remember a ski trip by a sleeper train.