Today’s Haiku (March 30, 2011)

谷底の桜一樹がのどぼとけ   夏石番矢

tanizoko no sakura ichiju ga nodobotoke

bottom of a valley

a cherry tree is

its Adam’s apple

Ban’ya Natsuishi

 from “Gendai Saijiki” (Modern Saijiki), edited by Tôta Kaneko, Momoko Kuroda and Ban’ya Natsuishi, Seisei Shuppan, Tokyo 1997

2 responses to “Today’s Haiku (March 30, 2011)

  1. This Haiku is so beautiful and strange.

    Is it like this?:

    bottom of a valley–
    a cherry tree
    is its adam’s apple

    (is that the pacing?) (does the ‘bottom’ of the valley and ‘adam’s apply’ – bottom of the throat, have a parallel?)

    Regardless, amazing, thank you.

  2. Ari; I like Ban’ya’s haiku, as you wrote, which is beautiful and strange. Yes. ‘valley bottom’ and ‘adam’s apple’ are pararell. Because ‘kire’ (cut) in this haiku is subtle, I did not want to use “–‘ (emdash) after the first line.

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