with tin goldfish left unsold, a haiku by Toshiki Bojo / Blue Willow Haiku World

売れ残るブリキ金魚と梅雨の夜を  坊城俊樹

urenokoru buriki kingyo to tsuyu no yo o

with tin goldfish left unsold

my night

in the rainy season

Toshiki Bojo
Fay Aoyagi, translation


from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine,  September 2011  Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  “tsuyu” (a literal translation:  ‘plum rain’) is a rainy season in Japan which starts early to mid June.

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    • snowbirdpress
    • June 28th, 2012

    The sadness of this haiku pervades so much lately…

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