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HAIKU September 2022

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

HAIKU August 2022

火や鉦や遠里小野の虫送        子規

 
 

hi ya kane ya

tōzato ono no

mushiokuri

 

 

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

HAIKU July 2022

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

HAIKU June 2022

夕立や蛙の面に三粒ほど       子規

 
 

yūdachi ya

kawazu no tsura ni

mitsubu hodo

 

 

 

afternoon shower 

two or three raindrops

on the frog’s face

 

 

 

Season word: afternoon shower (夕立 yūdachi), summer

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1900, at age 33. Born

in Matsuyama,

HAIKU May 2022

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

HAIKU April 2022

入口も桜出口も桜かな     

 

iriguchi mo

sakura deguchi mo

sakura kana

 

 

cherry blossoms

from the entrance to the exit

cherry blossoms

 

 

Season word: cherry blossom (
sakura), spring

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in1896, at age 29. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is

HAIKU March 2022

永き日や衛門三郎浄瑠璃寺      子規

 

nagaki hi ya

emon saburo

jōruriji

 

lengthening days
Emon Saburo
Jōruriji Temple

 

Season word: lengthening days(日永 hinaga), spring

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1896, at age 29. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku

HAIKU February 2022

こゝぢやあろ家あり梅も咲て居る     子規

koko ja aro

ie ari

ume mo saiteoru

it must be here

a house with

a blooming plum tree

Season word: plum (ume), spring

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1894, at age 27. Born

in

HAIKU January 2022

一年は正月に一生ハ今にあり      子規

 

ichinen wa shōgatsu ni

isshō wa ima ni ari

 

one year is in New Year’s Day

my life is this moment

 

Season word: New Year’s Day (shōgatsu), New Year

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1897, at

HAIKU December 2021

山里の空や師走の凧一つ      子規

yamazato no

sora ya shiwasu no

tako hitotsu

one kite

in the mountain village sky

year-end rush

Season word: year-end (師走 shiwasu), winter

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1893, at age 26.

Born in Matsuyama, Shiki

HAIKU November 2021

さらさらと竹に音あり夜の雪      子規

sarasara to

take ni oto ari

yoru no yuki

snow at night

rustling sound

on bamboo

Season word: snow (yuki), winter

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1892, at age 25.

Born in Matsuyama, Shiki is

HAIKU OCTOBER 2021

道はたに蔓草まとふ木槿哉     子規

 

michibata ni

tsurukusa matou

mukuge kana

 

 

by the roadside

creepers entwine

a rose of Sharon

 

Season word: rose of Sharon (木槿
mukuge), autumn

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1895, at age 28. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki

HAIKU SEPTEMBER 2021

 

秋の山御幸寺と申し天狗住む          子規

 

aki no yama

mikiji to moshi

tengu sumu

 

 

the mountain called Mikiji

in autumn

where Tengu lives

 

 

 

Season word: autumn mountain (秋の山 aki no yama), autumn

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1895, at age 28.

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