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Today’s Haiku (June 3, 2022)

ゼリー冷やす夫の帰りを待ちながら  江渡華子

zerii hiyasu tsuma no kaeri o machinagara

            cooling jellies

            waiting for my husband

            to return

                                    Hanako Eto

from Warau (Smile), haiku collection of Hanako Eto, Furansu-do, Tokyo 2015

Today’s Haiku (October 2, 2021)

縄文人踏みし土なり曼珠沙華   小笠原弘子

jômon-jin fumishi tsuchi nari manjushage

            the ground

            the Jomon people stepped on…

            spider lilies  

                                    Hiroko Ogasawara

from Haidan (Haiku Stage), a monthly haiku magazine, December 2015 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  The Jomon period was believed to start 12,000 or 13,000 years ago in Japan.

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Today’s Haiku (June 10, 2021)

何処までもつづく暗黒水中花  曾根 毅

dokomade mo tsuzuku ankoku suchûka

            darkness continues endlessly

            artificial flower blooming

            in water

                                                Tsuyoshi Sone

from Kashû (Blossom Study), haiku collection of Tsuyoshi Sone Shinya-Soh sha, Tokyo 2015

Fay’s Note:  “suchûka” (artificial flower blooming in water) is a summer kigo.  The photo below.

Today’s Haiku (March 28, 2021)

春しぐれ十人とゐぬ詩人かな 加藤郁乎

haru-shigure jûnin to inu shijin kana

spring rain…

there are poets

fewer than ten

                                                Ikuya Kato

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, August 2016 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Norw:  Ikuya Kato (1929-2012)