Today’s Haiku (February 7, 2017)

四角な冬空萬葉集にはなき冬空  加藤楸邨

shikaku na sora manyôshû niwa naki furuzora

              square winter sky…

              the winter sky not seen

              in Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves

Shuson Kato

from “Gendai no Haiku” (“Modern Haiku”), edited by Shobin Hirai, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996

Fay’s Note:   Shuson Kato (1905-1993)   ‘Manyôshû’ (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) is the oldest waka collection in Japan.

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