Today’s Haiku (February 7, 2011)

音を生みけり凍滝の一とかけら   行方克己

oto o umikeri ite-daki no hitokakera

producing a sound

a piece of

a frozen waterfall

Katsumi Namekata

from “Gendai Haiku Hyakunin Nijukku” (“Modern Haiku: 20 Haiku per100 Poets”), edited by Kazuo Ibaraki, Kiyoko Uda, Nenten Tsubouchi, Kazuko Nishimura, You-shorin, Nagano, 2004

2 responses to “Today’s Haiku (February 7, 2011)

  1. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    Hi, Fay, This one recalls that photo I took of our waterfall encased in a couple of feet of ice…. and also…here again…the sound created by something other than man…yet what does it mean…what is it saying…
    The chunk of ice falling from the frozen waterfall talks to me as another sound of Early Spring…like the sound of crashing icicles from my roof…the sounds of snowmelt. Spring is singing…:-)

  2. Merrill; I remember the photo you sent to me. In this haiku, as you wrote, spring is beginning with a tiny sound.

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