Today’s Haiku (January 11, 2017)

初場所や花と咲かせて清め塩  鷹羽狩行

hatsubasho ya hana to sakasete kiyomejio

first tournament of the year—

sumo wrestlers let

purification salt bloom

                                                Shugyo Takaha

from “Gendai Saijiki” (“Modern Saijiki”), edited by Tohta Kaneko, Momoko Kuroda and Ban’ya Natsuishi, Seisei Shyuppan, Tokyo, 1997

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