Today’s Haiku (July 20, 2017)

雨蛙とは田の神の落しもの   進藤剛至

amagaeru towa ta no kami no otoshimono

            a tree frog …

            Rice Paddy God

            left it behind

                                                Takeshi Shindo

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine,  September 2014 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (July 19, 2017)

あかるくつて誰もゐなくてでんでん虫  高梨 章

akarukutte daremo inakute dendenmushi

            so bright

            and nobody here…

            a snail

                                                Akira Takanashi

from “Shûkan Haiku” (“Haiku Weekly”) #393 11/2/2014  Issue, http://weekly-haiku.blogspot.com

Fay’s Note:  ‘snail’ is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (July 18, 2017)

七色の絵の具溶かして夏の闇  赤野四羽
nanairo no enogu tokashite natsu no yami

mixing paints

in seven colors

summer darkness

                                                Yotsuba Akano

from “Shûkan Haiku” (“Haiku Weekly”) #393 11/2/2014  Issue, http://weekly-haiku.blogspot.com

Today’s Haiku (July 17, 2017)

白牡丹の白を窮めし光かな  富安風生

shiro botan no shiro o kiwameshi hikari kana

            white peony…

            its light

            in extreme white

                                                Fusei Tomiyasu

from “Gendai no Haiku” (“Modern Haiku”), edited by Shobin Hirai, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996

Fay’s Note:  Fusei Tomiyasu (1885-1979)

Today’s Haiku (July 16, 2017)

冷し馬の目がほのぼのと人を見る  加藤楸邨

hiyashi uma no me ga honobono to hito o miru

            warm eyes

            of a horse being washed

            looking at a human

                                                Shuson Kato

from “Gendai no Haiku” (“Modern Haiku”), edited by Shobin Hirai, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996

Fay’s Note:   Shuson Kato (1905-1993)     ‘uma hiyasu’ (washing a horse with cold water) is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (July 15, 2017)

輝ける己おそれて蜥蜴かな  中村汀女

kagayakeru onore osorete tokage kana

            shining…

            a lizard is afraid

            of itself

                                                Teijo Nakamura

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

Fay’s Note:   Teijo Nakamura (1900-1988)     ‘lizard’ is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (July 14, 2017)

ポップコーン弾けて飛んで巴里祭  山田京子

poppukôn hajkiete tonde pariisai

            popcorn

            popping and flying

            Bastille Day

                                                Kyoko Yamada

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