wakaura ya hiraganagaki ni nagare nori
in a shape of hiragana writing
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: In Japanese three styles of letters are used. Kanji (Chinese characters), Hiragana (created in Heian era (794-1185) and often used by women when they write waka (Japanese style poem)) and Katakana (for imported words).