こゝぢやあろ家あり梅も咲て居る     子規

koko ja aro

ie ari

ume mo saiteoru

it must be here

a house with

a blooming plum tree

Season word: plum (ume), spring

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1894, at age 27. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku a

respected literary form.

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Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers