#Haiku Happenings #5: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Ryuta Iida!
shiozake ni niwatori tôku nakinikeri
a cock cries
in the distance
from “Nihon Dai-Saijiki” (“Japanese Comprehensive Saijiki”), edited by Shuoshi Mizuhara, Shuson Kato, and Kenkichi Yamamoto, published by Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1981
Fay’s Note: Ryuta Iida (1920-2007) ‘shiozake’ (salted salmon) is a winter kigo.
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