Today’s Haiku (August 25, 2016)

八月や古武士のごとく甲斐の樫  筑紫磐井

hachigatsu ya kobushi no gotoku kai no kashi

              August—

              an oak in Kai

              like an old samurai

                                          Bansei Tsukushi

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

Fay’s Note:   Kai is an ancient name for Yamanashi Prefecture.

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