Category Archives: Haiku

Today’s Haiku (January 28, 2023)

わが胸にすむ人ひとり冬の梅   久保田万太郎

waga mune ni sumu hito hitori fuyu no ume

            one person living

            in my heart

            winter plum blossoms

                                                Mantaro Kubota

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

Fay’s Note:  Mantaro Kubota (1889-1963)

Today’s Haiku (January 27, 2023)

mado no yuki jotai nite yu o afureshimu

            snow outside the window

            bathwater flows over the brim

            by my woman’s body

                                                            Nobuko Katsura

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

Fay’s Note:  Nobuko Katsura (1914-2004)

Today’s Haiku (January 26, 2023)

寒月やひとり渡れば長き橋   高柳重信

kangetsu ya hitori watareba nagaki hashi

            cold moon—

            when I cross a bridge alone

            I feel it long

                                                Jushin Takayanagi

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

Fay’s Note:  Jushin Takayanagi (1923-1983)

Today’s Haiku (January 25, 2023)

枯野ゆく男五人の歩のばらばら        今瀬剛一

kareno yuku otoko gonin no ho no barabara

            five men walking

            in the withered field

            their different paces

                                                Goichi Imase

from Haiku Shiki (Haiku Four Seasons), November 2021 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (January 24, 2023)

マスク外し叫びて塵になるところ      関 悦史

masuku hazushi sakebite chiri ni naru tokoro

            taking off a mask

            to shout

            I am about to become a dust

                                                Etsushi Seki

from Haiku Shiki (Haiku Four Seasons), November 2021 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo