Today’s Haiku (June 21, 2015)

夏野には呟くやうに石のあり 栗山麻衣
natsuno niwa tsubuyaku yôni ishi no ari

            in the summer field

            as though they were whispering

            stones

                                                Mai Kuriyama

from “Shûkan Haiku” (“Haiku Weekly”) #393 11/2/2014  Issue, http://weekly-haiku.blogspot.com

Fay’s Note:   I cannot tell from original Japanese, there is only one stone or the field has several of them.

3 responses to “Today’s Haiku (June 21, 2015)

  1. is it more esoteric in the plural?

  2. 石のありseems a little strange–what is the nuance here (as opposed to 石があり、for example)?

    • Liza
      Most of time, haiku poets use XXの, instead of XXが. I think a sound of “ga” is not very poetic.
      Or in Basho’s era, people used ‘no’ for ‘ga’??? The meaning is the same. love, Fay

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