Today’s Haiku (February 7, 2016)

立春の雪のふかさよ手毬唄  石橋秀野

risshun no yuki no fukasa yo temari uta

              depth of snow

              on the first spring day…

              a song to play a temari ball

                                          Hideno Ishibashi

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

Fay’s Note:   Hideno Ishibashi (1909-1947)  ‘Spring’ season in haiku, based on saijiki starts around February 5.   ‘temari’ is a Japanese handball.   Small girls played it singing a nursery song.

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