Today’s Haiku (June 6, 2011)

夏桑に沿ひいきなりの汽笛かな  永方裕子

natsu-guwa ni soi ikinari no kiteki kana

  along summer mulberry trees


a train whistle

                                                                        Hiroko Nagae

from “Gendai Haiku Hyakunin Nijukku” (“Modern Haiku: 20 Haiku per100 Poets”), edited by Kazuo Ibaraki, Kiyoko Uda, Nenten Tsubouchi, Kazuko Nishimura, You-shorin, Nagano, 2004

Fay’s Note:   This haiku was written 7-5-5 format in Japanese.

2 responses to “Today’s Haiku (June 6, 2011)

  1. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    Well, your train whistle sure carries me back. Outside of my grammar school there was a wall of mulberry trees… my seat was near a window and I spent years watching the birds in the trees with one eye/ear and the teacher with the other. But mulbery trees usually bring to mind the patience needed to create silk…something fine… and I see your young poet is being lured to distant places instead of caring for the “worms”…

  2. Michael Henry Lee

    Very nice succinct image with a hint of ethereal buoyance, one of my recent favorites.
    I also enjoyed your comment Merrill

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