Today’s Haiku (March 13, 2018)

和歌浦やひらがな書きに流れ海苔   鷹羽狩行

wakaura ya hiraganagaki ni nagare nori

            Wakaura Bay—

            seaweeds flowing

            in a shape of hiragana writing

                                                                        Shugyo Takaha

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).


One response to “Today’s Haiku (March 13, 2018)

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #6: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Shugyo Takaha!

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