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Today’s Haiku (March 14, 2018)

#Haiku Happenings #10: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Shuji Terayama!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

鉛筆で指す海青し卒業歌  寺山修司

enpitsu de sasu umi aoshi sotsugyôka

pointing the blue ocean

with a pencil…

graduation song

                                                Shuji Terayama

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Fay’s Note:  Shuji Terayama (1935-1983) is a poet and playwright.   Japanese school year ends in March and ‘sotsugyô (graduation)’ is a spring kigo.

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