Today’s Haiku (August 17, 2019)

うみどりのみなましろなる帰省かな   髙柳克弘

umidori no mina mashiro naru kisei kana

ocean birds all white…

a trip back

to my hometown

                                                            Katsuhiro Takayanagi

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

Fay’s Note:  ‘kisei’ (returning home) is a summer kigo.

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Today’s Haiku (August 16, 2019)

絵日記の中で汗拭く母がゐる  小池つと夢

enikki no naka de ase fuku haha ga iru

            illustrated diary

            inside of it

mother wipes the sweat

                                                Tsutomu Koike

from “Shûchakueki” (The Last Stop), haiku collection of Tsutomu Koike, Gendai Haiku Kyokai (Modern Haiku Association), Tokyo, 2019

Fay’s Note:  enikki’ (illustrated diary) is a summer kigo.    As a school assignment, children were (still ‘are’?) instructed to keep a diary with illustration during their summer vacation.

Today’s Haiku (August 15, 2019)

故郷の地図を検索夏の星  赤羽根めぐみ

furusato no chizu o kensaku natsu no hoshi

            searching a map

            of my hometown

            summer stars

                                                Megumi Akabane

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine), May 2018 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

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Today’s Haiku (August 14, 2019)

重たくて父の時計や旅浴衣  西村麒麟

omotakute chichi no tokei ya tabi yukata

the weight

of father’s watch–

cotton kimono at the inn

                                                            Kirin Nishimura

from “Kamo” (Duck), haiku collection of Kirin Nishimura, Bungaku no Mori, Tokyo 2017

Today’s Haiku (August 13, 2019)

燕の子眠し食ひたし雷起る   西東三鬼

tsubame no ko nemushi kuitashi rai okoru

            baby swallows

            sleepy, but hungry…

            a thunder comes

                                                Sanki Saito

from “Gendai Saijiki” (“Modern Saijiki”), edited by Tohta Kaneko, Momoko Kuroda and Ban’ya Natsuishi, Seisei Shyuppan, Tokyo, 1997

Fay’s Note:   Sanki Saito (1900-1962)

Today’s Haiku (August 12, 2019)

夕立や廊下あまりに長すぎる   渡辺誠一郎

yûdachi ya rôka amarini nagasugiru

            evening shower

            the hallway

            way too long

                                                Sei’ichiro Watanabe

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