Category Archives: Haiku

Today’s Haiku (January 15, 2022)

店の灯の明るさに買ふ風邪薬  日野草城

mise no hi no akarusa ni kau kaze-gusuri

            lured by brightness

            of a store’s light

            I buy cold medicine

                                                            Sojo Hino

from Haiku Saijiki electronic version edited by Kadokawa Shoten, published by Kodansha Sophia Shuppan, Tokyo, Japan, 2018

Fay’s Note:  Sojo Hino (1901-1956)

Today’s Haiku (January 14, 2022)

風紋や竜の形に寒波くる    雨宮きぬよ

hûmon ya ryû no katachi ni kanpa kuru

            wind-wrought patterns—

            the cold front comes

            in the shape of a dragon

                                                            Kinuyo Amemiya    

from Haiku Shiki (Haiku Four Seasons), January 2017 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (January 13, 2022)

雪来ると子規全集が軋み出す  高野ムツオ

yuki kuru to shiki zenshû ga kishimidasu

            predicting snow

            the complete works of Shiki

            starts to creak

                                                Mutsuo Takano

from Haiku Shiki (Haiku Four Seasons), January 2017 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (January 12, 2022)

虚子とその仲間のやうに梅探る  西村麒麟

kyoshi to sono nakama no yô ni ume saguru

            like Kyoshi and his friends

            our visit of viewing

            plum blossoms

                                                Kirin Nishimura

from “Kamo” (Duck), haiku collection of Kirin Nishimura, Bungaku no Mori, Tokyo 2017

Today’s Haiku (January 11, 2022)

兎狩隣の国も山ばかり  大峯あきら

usagi-gari tonari no kuni mo yama bakari

            rabbit hunt…

            only mountains, too

            in the neighboring country

                                                Akira Ohmine

from Haiku Saijiki electronic version edited by Kadokawa Shoten, published by Kodansha Sophia Shuppan, Tokyo, Japan, 2018

Fay’s Note:  Akira Ohmine (1929-2018)