Today’s Haiku (June 13, 2011)

十二支みな闇に逃げ込む走馬燈    黒田杏子

jyûnishi mina yami ni nigekomu somatô

                        twelve zodiac animals

                        all escape to darkness

                        of the revolving lantern

                                                            Momoko Kuroda

from “Gendai no Haiku” (Modern Haiku), edited by Shobin Hirai, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996

Fay’s Note:  Momoko Kuroda  (1938-        )  

somatô’ (revolving lantern) is a summer kigo.

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