Today’s Haiku (September 15, 2018)

秋晴やロボット掃除機うろうろす  山口美智

akibare ya robotto sôjiki urouro su

            autumn clear sky—

            a robot vacuum cleaner

            wanders

                                                Michi Yamaguchi

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

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Today’s Haiku (September 14, 2018)

木の実降る背中のボタン押されたよ  こしのゆみこ

konomi furu senaka no botan osaretayo

            tree fruits fall

            someone pushed a button

            on my back

                                                Yumiko Koshino

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

Fay’s Note:  ‘konomi’ (tree fruit) is an autumn kigo.

 

Today’s Haiku (September 13, 2018)

手紙書くなら銀漢の端つこで  大木あまり

tegami kakunara ginkan no sumikko de

            when I write a letter

            I will do it at the corner

            of the Milky Way

                                                            Amari Ohki

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

 

Today’s Haiku (September 12, 2018)

黒猫は夜霧の匂いそれを抱く    鳴戸奈菜

kuroneko wa yogiri no nioi sore o daku

            a black cat

            with a smell of night fog

            I hold it

                                                            Nana Naruto

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

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Today’s Haiku (September 11, 2018)

ゴム紐に力なくなりみみず鳴く   辻 桃子

gomuhimo ni chikara nakunari mimizu naku

            rubber string

            looses its strength

            an earthworm sings

                                                            Momoko Tsuji

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

Fay’s Note:   ‘mimizu naku’ (an earthworm sings) is an autumn kigo.     It was based on an ancient story.  An earthworm gave its eyes to a snake which had a beautiful singing voice, but no eyes.     In reality, an earthworm does not ‘sing.’    It is actually a mole cricket, but an interesting imaginative kigo, isn’t it?

Today’s Haiku (September 10, 2018)

森は秋ひとつ蛇口の滴つて   小川楓子

mori wa aki hitotsu jaguchi no shitatatte

            autumn in the forest

            one of faucets

            dripping

                                                Fuuko Ogawa

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