Today’s Haiku (November 9, 2018)

終電といふ秋灯の中にをり  小杉伸一路

shûden to iu shûtô no naka ni ori

autumn light

called the last train of the day

I am inside of it

                                                Shinichiro Kosugi

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine), November 2016 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

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Today’s Haiku (November 8, 2018)

秋声や林中にある憩ひ石  星野高士

shûsei ya rinchû ni aru ikoi ishi

            autumn voice—

            a soothing stone

            in the woods

                                                Takashi Hoshino

from ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, December 2016 Issue, Kabushiki Kaisha Kadokawa, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (November 7, 2018)

栗打つや近隣の空歪みたり   飯田龍太

kuri utsu ya kinrin no sora yugamitari

            hitting chestnuts—

            the neighboring sky

            warped

                                                Ryuta Iida

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

Fay’s Note:   Ryuta Iida (1920-2007)

Today’s Haiku (November 6, 2018)

海に出てばらけはじめて秋の雲  菅野孝夫

umi ni dete barakehajimete aki no kumo

            out in the sea

            autumn clouds start

            falling apart

                                                Takao Sugano

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine), December 2017 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (November 5, 2018)

フラメンコ帰りの路地や眉の月  西池みどり

furamenko gaeri no roji ya mayu no tsuki

            on the way back

            from a flamenco lesson—

            eyebrow moon

                                                            Midori Nishiike

from “Haiku-kai” (“Haiku World,” a monthly haiku magazine), March 2017 Issue, Bungaku No Mori, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (November 4, 2018)

秋天やポテトチップス涙味  杉山久子

shûten ya potato chippusu namidaaji

            autumn sky—

            potato chips with a taste

            of tears

                                                            Hisako Sugiyama

from “Izumi” (Spring), haiku collection of Hisako Sugiyama, Furansu-Do, Tokyo, 2015

Today’s Haiku (November 3, 2018)

文化の日エンドロールに擦過音  角川春樹

bunka no hi endorôru ni sakkaon

            Culture Day

            a sound of scratches

            at the credit roll

                                                Haruki Kadokawa

from “Haiku-kai” (“Haiku World,” a monthly haiku magazine), July 2017 Issue, Bungaku No Mori, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   November 3 is a national holiday called ‘bunka no hi  (Culture Day)’ in Japan.