Posts Tagged ‘ plum blossoms ’

Today’s Haiku (February 27, 2020) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

梅の香や象に踏まれてみたくなり  岡村知昭

ume no ka ya zô ni fumarete mitaku nari

scent of plum blossoms–

I just want to be trodden on

by an elephant

Tomoaki Okamura

Fay Aoyagi translation

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

Source: Today’s Haiku (February 27, 2020) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

Bamboo and Plum Blossom: Li Qingzhao (1084-1155)

Li Qingzhao (Li Ching-chao, 1084-1155)

This year with the end of autumn
I find my reflection graying at the temples.
Now that the evening wind is gaining force,
what shall become of the plum blossoms?

Source: Bamboo and Plum Blossom: Li Qingzhao (1084-1155)

plum blossoms bloom, by Saki KounoBlue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

momo saite hone hikariau tsuchi no naka

plum blossoms bloom

bones shine on each other

under the ground

Saki Kouno
Fay Aoyagi, translation

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine) , December 2012 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   This haiku is from “Hikarimamire no Hahi” (Bee Covered in Light), a haiku collection by the poet, published by Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2012.

a village of slackers
plum blossoms

David G. Lanoue, trans