天狗泣き天狗笑ふや秋の風      子規

 
 

tengu naki

tengu warau ya

aki no kaze

 

 

Tengu cries

Tengu laughs

autumn wind

 

 

Season word: autumn wind (秋の風 aki no kaze), autumn

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1892, at age 25. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku a

respected literary form.

 

*Tengu is a long-nosed goblin.

 

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Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers