Today’s Haiku (June 25, 2011)

夫恋へば吾に死ねよと青葉木蒐   橋本多佳子 

tsuma koeba ware ni shineyo to aobazuku

                        longing for my husband

                        a horned owl in green leaves

                        hoots ‘die!’ to me

                                                                        Takako Hashimoto

from “Haiku” (a monthly haiku magazine) June 2011  Issue, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   This haiku was in a haiku collection “Kôshi” (“Red String”),  published in 1951.

horned owl’  is a winter kigo, but ‘aobazuku  (a horned owl [living] in green leaves) is a summer kigo

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