tsuma koeba ware ni shineyo to aobazuku
longing for my husband
a horned owl in green leaves
hoots ‘die!’ to me
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