Tag Archives: Today’s Haiku

Today’s Haiku (October 30, 2020)

鉛筆の遺書ならば忘れ易からむ  林田紀音夫

enpitsu no isho naraba wasureyasukaran

            a will written

            with a pencil

            it can be easy to forget

                                                Kineo Hayashida

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

Today’s Haiku (October 29, 2020)

菊の香のくらき仏に灯を献ず  杉田久女

kiku no ka no kuraki hotoke ni hi o kenzu

            chrysanthemum scent

            I offer a light

            to Buddha in the dark

                                                      Hisajo Sugita

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

Fay’s Note:  Hisajo Sugita (1890-1946)

Today’s Haiku (October 28, 2020)

虫鳴いて昼をさみしくしてゐたり  笹下蟷螂子

mushi naite hiru o samishiku shiteitari

            insect song…

            it makes the afternoon

            lonely

                                                Toroshi Sasaka        

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

Today’s Haiku (October 27, 2020)

心(うら)中に淵といふもの木の実降る  楠戸まさる  

uranaka ni fuchi to iumono konomi furu

            an abyss

            inside the heart…

            tree nuts fall

                                                Masaru Kusudo

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

Today’s Haiku (October 26, 2020)

産むときの口して鮭の死にゆけり  吉田 葎

umu toki no kuchi shite sake no shiniyukeri

            its mouth in the shape

            when it spawns

            salmon meets a death

                                                               Ritsu Yoshida

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