Tag Archives: Today’s Haiku

Today’s Haiku (May 20, 2018)

玻璃盆に露のしたたる苺かな  夏目漱石

haribon ni tsuyu no shitataru ichigo kana

            dew dropping

            on the glass tray…

            strawberries

                                                Soseki Natsume

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

Fay’s Note:   Soseki Natsume (1867-1916)

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Today’s Haiku (May 19, 2018)

風鈴や今年の夏の音聞かす   山崎房子

fûrin ya kotoshi no natsu no oto kikasu

            wind chime—

            it plays the sound

            of this summer

                                                            Fusako Yamazaki

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, September 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (May 18, 2018)

地下鉄の出口が故郷夏燕  小林憲正

chiketetsu no deguchi ga kokyô natsu-tsubame

            its home town is

            a subway exit…

            summer swallow

                                                Norimasa Kobayashi

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, October 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (May 17, 2018)

先の世のわからぬことは鯰に聞け  桂 信子

saki no yo no wakaranu koto wa namazu ni kike

            if you have uncertainty

            of the future…

            ask a catfish!

                                                Nobuko Katsura

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

Fay’s Note:  Nobuko Katsura (1914-2004)   ‘namazu’ (catfish) is a summer kigo.

Today’s Haiku (May 16, 2018)

オルガンの残響の奥五月憂し  田口茉於

orugan no zankyô no oku gogatsu ushi

deep inside

of organ’s reverberation…

melancholic May

                                                Mao Taguchi

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

Today’s Haiku (May 15, 2018)

ガリバーになつて五月の空摑む  鈴木桃兎

garibaa ni natte gogatsu no sora tsukamu

            becoming Gulliver

            I grab

            May sky

                                                Toto Suzuki

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

Today’s Haiku (May 14, 2018)

さみだれを集めをとこの子をつくる   鴇田智哉

samidare o atsume otoko no ko o tsukuru

            collecting May rain

            I create

            a boy

                                                Tomoya Tokita

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