Today’s Haiku (January 15, 2017)

女正月眉間に鳥の影落つる  飯島晴子

meshôgatsu mayuma ni tori no kage otsuru

            the women’s New Year

            a bird’s shadow falls

            between my eyebrows

                                                Haruko Iijima

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

Fay’s Note:   Haruko Iijima (1921-2000)   ‘meshôgatsu’ (the women’s New Year) is January 15.

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