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Today’s Haiku (February 17, 2019)

#Haiku Happenings #9: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Jotaro Yawata!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

たまさかの妻の正装日脚伸ぶ   八幡城太郎

tamasaka no tsuma no seisô hiashi nobu

wife

in her rare formal attire

sun’s legs grow long

                                                Jotaro Yawata

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:  ‘hiashi nobu’ (literal translation:  sun’s legs grow long), a winter kigo,  means ‘the daytime has grown longer.’

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