大風の俄に起こる幟かな     子規

 
 

ōkaze no

niwakani okoru

nobori kana

 

carp streamers

lifted in the sudden gale

 

Season word: carp streamer ( nobori), summer

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