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Today’s Haiku (February 5, 2019)

#Haiku Happenings #5: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Ryuta Iida!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

塩鮭に鶏とほく鳴きにけり    飯田龍太

shiozake ni niwatori tôku nakinikeri

            salted salmon

            a cock cries

            in the distance

                                                Ryuta Iida

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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