Category Archives: Haiku

Today’s Haiku (July 23, 2018)

雨の夜の石の上(へ)にけふ蟇  榎本好宏

ame no yo no ishi no he ni kyô hikigaeru

            rainy night

            today a toad

            on the top of a rock

                                                Yoshihiro Enomoto

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, July 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

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Today’s Haiku (July 22, 2018)

夏痩せて嫌ひなものは嫌ひなり   三橋鷹女

natsuyasete kiraina mono wa kirai nari

            losing weight in the summer

            I don’t like

            what I don’t like

                                                Takajo Mitsuhashi

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, July 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  Takajo Mitsuhashi (1899-1972)

 

Today’s Haiku (July 21, 2018)

風鈴や目覚めてけふのくらしあり  鈴木真砂女

fûrin ya mezamete kyô no kurashi ari

            windchime—

            there is today’s life

            when I wake

                                                            Masajo Suzuki

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Fay’s Note:  Masajo Suzuki (1906-2003)

Today’s Haiku (July 20, 2018)

遺されしものに首振る扇風機   あざ蓉子

nokosareshi mono ni kubi furu senpûki

at the one left behind

an electric fan moves

its neck

                                                                        Yoko Aza

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Today’s Haiku (July 19, 2018)

日食の暗さひろがる冷蔵庫  大石雄鬼

nisshoku no kurasa hirogaru reizôko

            darkness of a solar eclipse

            expands…

            a refrigerator

                                                Yuuki Ohishi

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, September 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  ‘reizôko’ (refrigerator) is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (July 18, 2018)

名をくべて七月のけむりがのぼる  福田若之

na o kubete shichigatsu no kemuri ga noboru

            add a name to a fire

            July smoke

            goes up

                                                Wakayuki Fukuda

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, September 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (July 17, 2018)

澄む夜の平たく言うと夏である  越智友亮

sumu yoru no hirataku iu to natsu dearu

            clear night

            in a plain language

            it is the summer

                                                Yusuke Ochi

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