Today’s Haiku (December 27, 2016)

凩の中に灯りぬ閻魔堂   川端茅舎

kobarashi no naka ni tomorinu enmadô

              lit

              in the winter blast

              Enma temple

                                          Bosha Kawabata

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, June 2016 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  Bosha Kawabata (1897-1941)   ‘Enma’ is the ruler of hell.

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