Today’s Haiku (March 31, 2020)

千人針貰ひしときの桜かな  生田比呂志

senninbari moraishi toki no sakura kana

            when he received

            ‘one thousand stitches’ charm…

            cherry blossoms

                                                Hiroshi Ikuta

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine), December 2017 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   ‘senninbari’ (stitches by a thousand people) was a charm given to a soldier during WWII in Japan.  A cotton belt with stitches each sewn by a different woman was considered to protect him.

One response to “Today’s Haiku (March 31, 2020)

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Hiroshi Ikuta!

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