Today’s Haiku (January 31, 2017)

鮟鱇吊る釘打てばふと棺の音  吉本伊知朗

ankô tsuru kugi uteba futo hitsugi no ne

            hitting a nail

            to hang an anglerfish…

            suddenly, a sound of a coffin

                                                Ichiro Yoshimoto

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

Fay’s Note:  Ichiro Yoshimoto (1932-2015)   ‘ankô’ (anglerfish) is a winter kigo

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