mizuumi no fukuramu hikari aoki fumu
lake light balloons…
I step on
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: ‘aoki fumu’ (stepping on blue (in Japanese ‘blue’ uses for ‘green’ sometimes)) is a spring kigo. It was ancient tradition imported from China to enjoy the spring green grass.