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HAIKU February 2023

春寒き手を握りたる別哉        子規

 
 

haru samuki

te o nigiritaru

wakare kana

 

parting —

a handshake

in the spring chill

 

Season word: spring chill (春寒し harusamushi), spring

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1899, at age 32. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is

HAIKU January 2023

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,

HAIKU December 2022

ものゝふの河豚にくはるゝ悲しさよ    子規

 

mononofu no

fugu ni kuwaruru

kanashisa yo

 

how tragic

warriors eaten

by globefish

 

Season word: globefish (河豚fugu), winter

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

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making

HAIKU November 2022

順禮の夢をひやすや松の露      子規

 

junrei no

yume o hiyasu ya

matsu no tsuyu

 

 

a pilgrim’s dream

chilled by dew

from the pine needles

 

 

Season word: dewdrop (tsuyu), autumn

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1891, at age 24. Born

in

HAIKU October 2022

草の花練兵場は荒れにけり      子規

 

kusa no hana

rempeijō wa

are ni keri

 

flowering autumn grass

the drilling field

overgrown

 

Season word: flowering autumn grass (草の花
kusa no hana ), autumn

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

in

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

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