Today’s Haiku (February 20, 2017)

何もかも知つてをるなり竈猫   富安風生

nanimokamo shitte oru nari kamadoneko

            it knows

            everything…

            a cat in the kitchen stove

                                                Fusei Tomiyasu

from ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, May 2016 Issue, Kabushiki Kaisha Kadokawa, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   Fusei Tomiyasu (1885-1979)   ‘kamado neko’ (a cat (sleeping in the ash) of a kitchen stove) is a winter kigo.    A wood (or straw) burning small stove was used to cook in a traditional Japanese household.

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