asagayu ya bôshu no umi ga mizuumi ni
the rain in a rice-planting season
becomes a lake
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: ‘bôshu’ (awn seeding) is one of the 24 divisions of the four seasons. It is around June 6 when farmers plant rice in Japan.