藻の花にふつと浮出る緋鯉かな       子規

mo no hana ni

futto ukideru

higoi kana

briefly surfacing

among waterweed blossoms

a scarlet carp     

Season word: waterweed blossom (藻の花 mo no hana), 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