山里の空や師走の凧一つ      子規

yamazato no

sora ya shiwasu no

tako hitotsu

one kite

in the mountain village sky

year-end rush

Season word: year-end (師走 shiwasu), winter

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1893, at age 26.

Born in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with

making haiku a respected literary form.

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Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers