蒲團から首出せば年の明けて居る     子規

 
 

futon kara

kubi daseba toshi no

akete iru

 

poking my head  

out of the futon

the New Year has begun

 
 

Season word: the New Year (新年shinnen), the New Year

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1897, at age 30. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku a

respected literary form.

 

 

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Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers