Today’s Haiku (June 13, 2016)

灯の帯の果ての灯の海桜桃忌  廣瀬直人

hi no obi no hate no hi no umi ôtôki

 the ocean with lights

at the end of lights’ sash…

Dazai’s death anniversary

                                          Naoto Hirose

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

Fay’s Note:   Osamu Dazai (1909-1948), one of the most famous writers in Japan committed suicide on June 13, 1948.   His death anniversary is called ‘ôtôki’ (Cherry Memorial Day) based on the title of his signature novel.

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