Today’s Haiku (May 8, 2015)

梧桐に少年が彫る少女の名  福永耕二

aogiri ni shônen ga horu shôjo no na

            on a sterculia

            a boy carves

            a girl’s name

                                    Koji Fukunaga

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Fay’s Note:  ‘aogiri’ (sterculia) is a summer kigo.   I was tempted to use ‘a phoenix tree,’ provided by my Japanese-English dictionary.

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One response to “Today’s Haiku (May 8, 2015)

  1. Stephen Kusch

    I think “phoenix tree” would be a wonderful translation.

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