Today’s Haiku (July 16, 2012)

師の忌なりけふの極暑も懐かしく  佐怒賀政美

shi no ki nari kyô no gokusho mo natsukashiku

anniversary day of my teacher’s death…

even this intense heat

with a fond memory

                                                Masami Sanuka

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine,  September 2011  Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   The poet is the leader of “Aki” (Autumn) haiku group founded by Yatsuka Ishihara (1919-1998) who passed away on July 16.



3 responses to “Today’s Haiku (July 16, 2012)

  1. snowbirdpress

    This is lovely… perfect for today… trying to think of a fond memory to take my mind off this heat!

  2. Hi Fay,
    Is natsu in natsukashiku sort of a homophonic pun being as natsu can also mean summer relating to very hot, gokusho? I like to try to recognize kakekotoba if it is so.

  3. Chibi-san; ‘Natsu” in ‘natsukashiku’ is not related to ‘natsu,’ the summer. No ‘kakekotoba’ and no ‘pun’ here.

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