Today’s Haiku (March 1, 2011)

水の春苑をめぐるに橋いくつ   牛田修嗣

mizu no haru en o meguruni hashi ikutsu

            water of spring

            how many bridges

            to circle the garden

                                                Shuji Ushida

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

One response to “Today’s Haiku (March 1, 2011)

  1. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    As I look out at my field of mud with snowdrifts melting causing all sorts of floods… this haiku brings a picture of a gorgeous Japanese garden and how that sudden flow of water creates many new scenes… yet even there… the enormity of the flow leaves a wondering if the floods will be too much…
    You surely feel the surge of early spring in this haiku…

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