Today’s Haiku (February 28, 2011)

涅槃西風闘魚鏡に負けにけり             ドゥーグルJ.リンズィー

nehan-nishi tôgyo kagami ni makenikeri

            west wind from nirvana

            a fighting fish lost

            to the mirror

                                                Dhugal J. Lindsay

from “ChôShinsen 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:  Dhugal J. Lindsay, an Australian, writes haiku in Japanese.

nehan-nishi’ (west wind from nirvana), spring kigo,  is awind around a day of an annual memorial service for Buddha, February 15 on the lunar calendar.

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