enpitsu de sasu umi aoshi sotsugyôka
pointing the blue ocean
with a pencil…
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: Shuji Terayama (1935-1983) is a poet and playwright. Japanese school year ends in March and ‘sotsugyô (graduation)’ is a spring kigo.