Today’s Haiku (November 14, 2015)

月光の象番にならぬかといふ  飯島晴子

gekkô no zôban ni naranu ka to iu

moonlight

saying if you want to become

an elephant keeper

                                                Haruko Iijima

from “Gendai No Haiku” ,  (“Modern Haiku”) edited by Shobin Hirai, Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1996

Fay’s Note:  Haruko Iijima (1921-2000)     This is her signature haiku, but the original Japanese doesn’t have ‘a subject,’ I decided to try to be vague who says to whom…

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