shi no ki nari kyô no gokusho mo natsukashiku
anniversary day of my teacher’s death…
even this intense heat
with a fond memory
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.