Today’s Haiku (April 14, 2012)

文字のなきむかしのありて蜷の道  雨宮きぬよ

moji no naki mukashi no arite nina no michi

            there was an era

            without letters

            marsh snail road

                                                Kinuyo Amemiya

from ‘Haiku Nenkan,’ (“Haiku Almanac”),  January 2012 Supplement Issue of  ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  “nina” (marsh snail, a kind of shellfish) is a spring kigo.


One response to “Today’s Haiku (April 14, 2012)

  1. Hi, Fay, This haiku makes me long for the simplicity of the snail’s life. Just lovely. Merrill

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