Today’s Haiku (November 25, 2016)

三島忌や多弁の鸚鵡少しよごれ   上西兵八

mishima ki ya taben no ômu sukoshi yogore  

            Mishima’s death anniversary—

            a talkative parrot becomes

            a little dirty

                                                Heihachi Uenishi

from “Nihon Dai-Saijiki” (“Japanese Comprehensive Saijiki”) ,  edited by Shuoshi Mizuhara, Shuson Kato and Kenkichi Yamamoto, published by Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1981

Fay’s Note:   Yukio Mishima (1925-1970), a Japanese novelist, committed a suicide on November 25, 1970.

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