tabibito ni ame no kiayame môetsuji
yellow irises in the rain
for a traveler…
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: Moetsu Temple is in Hiraizumi, Iwate. With Chusonji Temple, it was a center of Tohoku during the period when the Fujiwara clan governed the area.