Today’s Haiku (August 26, 2015)

かなしさのなまじ風ある切子かな  鈴木真砂女

kanashisa no namaji kaze aru kiriko kana

            sadness…

            inadequate wind

            for a ‘kiriko’ lantern

Masajo Suzuki

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

Fay’s Note:   Masajo Suzuki (1906-2003)    ‘kiriko lantern’ is a paper lantern used at Bon Festival.

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