wakakira ga dagakki tataku minato shuka
young people play percussion
at the head of summer
from Haidan, (Haiku Stage) a monthly haiku magazine, November 2013 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo
Fay’s Note: “head of summer” is a literal translation of “shuka,” a Japanese kigo meaning “early summer.” I thought “head of summer” is an interesting expression and decided to use it.