Today’s Haiku (July 15, 2015)

噴煙や鉄の匂ひの水芭蕉   中村苑子

funen ya tetsu no nioi no mizubashô

            volcano fumes—

            skunk-cabbages

            with iron smell

                                    Sonoko Nakamura

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

Fay’s Note: Sonoko Nakamura (1913-2001)  Literay translation of ‘mizubashô’ is ‘water Bsho (banana).’

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