nehan-nishi tôgyo kagami ni makenikeri
west wind from nirvana
a fighting fish lost
to the mirror
Dhugal J. Lindsay
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: 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.