warabera ni ten kagayakite hana-matsuri
the sky shining
from Haiku Dai-Saijiki (Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: Dakotsu Iida (1885-1962) It was believed that Buddha was born on April 8 and “hana-matsuri” (literal translation: flower festival) is held in Japan.
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#Haiku Happenings #6: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Dakotsu Iida!