Today’s Haiku (February 21, 2016)

砂利の音させて蜆を洗ひけり  杉山三知子

jari no oto sasete shijimi o araikeri

              making a pebble sound

              I wash

              shijimi clams

                                          Michiko Sugiyama

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

Fay’s Note:   A tiny clam called ‘shijimi’ (corbicula clam) is a spring kigo.

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One response to “Today’s Haiku (February 21, 2016)

  1. Gosh I love this haiku. Thank you for your wonderful translations.

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