Today’s Haiku (June 1, 2015)

島びとのみな荷を負ふや早苗月   山崎冨美子

shimabito no mina ni o ou ya sanaezuki

            all the island people

            shoulder the load—

            rice seeding month

                                                Fumiko Yamazaki

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

Fay’s Note:   ‘sanaezuki’ (rice seeding month) is an old name for lunar May.

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