さらさらと竹に音あり夜の雪      子規

sarasara to

take ni oto ari

yoru no yuki

snow at night

rustling sound

on bamboo

Season word: snow (yuki), winter

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1892, at age 25.

Born in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku

a respected literary form.

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Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers