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Today’s Haiku (March 30, 2019)

#Haiku Happenings #8: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Yumiko Katayama!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

白鳥の引きし茂吉の山河かな   片山由美子

hakuchô no hikishi mokichi no sanga kana

            swans returned north

            these mountains and rivers

            of Mokichi’s land

                                                Yumiko Katayama

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

Fay’s Note:  Mokichi Saito (1882-1953) is one of the prominent tanka poets in Japan.   He was born in Yamagata Prefecture.

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