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6/22/17  Today’s Haiku  (June 22, 2017)

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Today’s Haiku (June 15, 2017)

飛魚の羽ごと買われゆく平野   対馬康子

tobiuo no hane goto kawareyuku hirano

frying fish

bought with its wings…

a flat land

                              Yasuko Tsushima

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

Fay’s Note:  ‘tobiuo’ (frying fish) is a summer igo

Today’s Haiku (June 14, 2017)

人あまた泳がせて海笑ひけり  鈴木真砂女

hito amata oyogasete umi waraikeri

letting many people

swim

the ocean laughs

                              Masajo Suzuki

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

Fay’s Note:  Masajo Suzuki (1906-2003)    ‘swiming’ is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (June 13, 2017)

傘のしずくで線ひく遊び桜桃忌   寺井谷子

kasa no shizuku de sen hiku arsobi ôtoki

playing with drops from the umbrella

to draw a line…

Dazai’s Day

                              Taniko Terai

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

Fay’s Note:  Osamu Dazai, a Japanese writer (1909-1948) committed suicide on June 13, 1948. His death anniversary is called ‘ôtoki’ (literary translation:  cherry death anniversary) based on one of his signature work.

Today’s Haiku (June 12, 2017)

空に森溶けし湖ボート漕ぐ  今橋周子

sora ni mori tokeshi umi bôto kogu

a forest melts with the sky

in the lake

I row a boat

                              Shuko Imahashi

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

Fay’s Note:  ‘boat’ is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (June 11, 2017)

真ん丸な囲を湿原の女郎蜘蛛  藤田えみ

manmaru na i o shitsugen no jorôgumo

perfect circular nest

by a silk spider

in the wet land

                              Emi Fujita

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

Today’s Haiku (June 10, 2017)

ゴシック体のままくちなわ走る   山本敏倖

goshikkutai no mama kuchinawa hashiru

in Gothic

a snake

runs

                Binko Yamamoto

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