Today’s Haiku (May 18, 2017)

人形の口に紅ひく五月闇  白石俊秀

ningyô no kuchi ni beni hiku gogatsu yami

              applying a red lipstick

              to a doll…

              May darkness

                                                        Toshihide Shiraishi

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

Today’s Haiku (May 17, 2017)

遠チャイム金魚にもある欝の日よ  渋川京子

tôchaimu kingyo nimo aru utsu no hi yo

distant chime…

a goldfish, too, has

a melancholy day

                                            Kyoko Shibukawa

from “Ganymede”, Vol. 62, December 1, 2014 issue, Dorinsha, Tokyo, Japan

Today’s Haiku (May 16, 2017)

いちにちのところどころの青芒   千葉皓史

ichinichi no tokorodokoro no ao susuki

today…

green papas grass

here and there

                                                                      Hiroshi Chiba

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

Today’s Haiku (May 15, 2017)

木苺のゼリーよ遠き日の詩集   大倉恵子

kichigo no zerii yo tôki hi no shishû

              wild strawberry jelly

              a poetry collection

              from far-away days

                                                        Keiko Ohkura

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

Today’s Haiku (May 14, 2017)

亀の子の歩むを待つてひきもどし  中村汀女

kame no ko no ayumu o matte hikimodoshi

              child turtle

              I wait until it begins to walk

              and pull it back

                                                        Teijo Nakamura

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

Fay’s Note:   Teijo Nakamura (1900-1988)

Today’s Haiku (May 13, 2017)

ほがらかな牡丹さびしい牡丹かな  升田ヤス子

hogarakana botan sabishii botan kana

              cheerful peonies

              and

              lonely peonies

                                                        Yasuko Masuda

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

Today’s Haiku (May 12, 2017)

雨の来る気配か青葉騒ぎだす  笹下蟷螂子

ame no kuru kehai ka aoba sawagidasu

              is rain approaching…?

              green leaves begin

              to make noise

                                                        Toroshi Sasaka

from ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, June 2012 Issue, Kabushiki Kaisha Kadokawa, Tokyo