HAIKU August 2022

火や鉦や遠里小野の虫送        子規


hi ya kane ya

tōzato ono no




torches and gongs

driving out rice insects

in distant Ono village



Season word: driving out rice insects (虫送 mushiokuri), autumn

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1898, at age 31. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku a

respected literary form.




Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers




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