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Today’s Haiku (June 19, 2018)

#Haiku Happenings #7: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Nobuko Katsura!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

ゆるやかに着てひとと遭ふ蛍の夜  桂 信子

yuruyakani kite hito to au hotaru no yo

            I wear my kimono loose

            to meet him

            firefly night

                                                Nobuko Katsura

from “Haiku-kai” (“Haiku World,” a monthly haiku magazine ,  March 2017 Issue,  Bungaku No Mori, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:   Nobuko Katsura (1914-2004)

Japanese original uses the word ‘hito‘ (a person).   I use ‘him’ in the second line because a poet is a woman,

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