nanohana ya umarekawarite kono hoshi ni
reincarnated and now
on this earth
from “Chô–Shinsen 21” , (“Super New Selection 21,” an anthology of the haiku poets under 50-year-olds) edited by Bansei Tsukushi, Yasuko Tsushima, Leona Takayama, You-shorin, Nagano, Japan, December 2010
Fay’s Note: There is a spring kigo “nanonaha chô ni kasu” (a rape blossom reborn as a butterfly).