Today’s Haiku (January 7, 2015)

人日の港へ下る宣教師       廣瀬直人

jinjitsu no minato e kudaru senkyôshi

            seventh day of January

            a missionary walks down

            to the port

                                    Naoto Hirose

from ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, January 2012 Issue, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   Literal translation of the kigo, ‘jinjitsu’ is ‘human day.’    According to Chinese ancient tradition, the first 6 days of the year had animal sign.   Jan 1: cock, Jan 2: dog, Jan 3: wild boar, Jan 4: ram, Jan 5: cow, Jan 6: horse and January 7: human


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