Category Archives: Uncategorized

Update info

10/30/20  Today’s Haiku  (October 30, 2020)

Today’s Haiku (October 2, 2020

百年のキルトの赤や秋の昼  小川涛美子

hyakunen no kiruto no aka ya aki no hiru

            red color

            of 100-year-old quilt—

            autumn afternoon

                                                Sumiko Ogawa                                

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

Today’s Haiku (June 15, 2020)

みな月の日に透く竹の古葉かな   飯田蛇笏

minatsuki no hi ni suku take no furuha kana

            June sun…

            bamboo’s old leaves

            become transparent

                                                Dakotsu Iida

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

Fay’s Note: Dakotsu Iida (1885-1962)   ‘minatsuki’ (literal translation:  month without water) is an old name for June.

Today’s Haiku (February 15, 2020)

探梅の果てなる浄水場の壁  今井 聖

tanbai no hate naru jyôsuijyô no kabe

            at the end of

            plum blossom viewing

            water purification plant’s wall

                                                Sei Imai

from “Haiku-kai” (“Haiku World,” a monthly haiku magazine, December 2016 Issue,  Bungaku No Mori, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (December 23, 2019)

ハンカチをていねいに折り冬菫    桂 信子

hankachi o teinei ni ori fuyusumire

            folding a handkerchief

            with a well manner

            winter violet

                                                Nobuko Katsura

from “Nihon Dai-Saijiki” (“Japanese Comprehensive Saijiki”), edited by Shuoshi Mizuhara, Shuson Kato, and Kenkichi Yamamoto, published by Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1981

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