Today’s Haiku (December 17, 2015)

かいつぶりさびしくなればくゞりをり  日野草城

kaitsuburi sabishikunareba kuguri ori

            grebe

            when it feels lonely

            it dives

                                    Sojo Hino

from “Nihon Dai-Saijiki” (“Japanese Comprehensive Saijiki”) ,  eedited by Shuoshi Mizuhara, Shuson Kato and Kenkichi Yamamoto, published by Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1981

Fay’s Note:  Sojo Hino (1901-1956)   “kaitsubur”’ (grebe) is a winter kigo.

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