Today’s Haiku (June 13, 2017)

傘のしずくで線ひく遊び桜桃忌   寺井谷子

kasa no shizuku de sen hiku arsobi ôtoki

playing with drops from the umbrella

to draw a line…

Dazai’s Day

                              Taniko Terai

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Fay’s Note:  Osamu Dazai, a Japanese writer (1909-1948) committed suicide on June 13, 1948. His death anniversary is called ‘ôtoki’ (literary translation:  cherry death anniversary) based on one of his signature work.

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