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Today’s Haiku (August 16, 2019)

#Haiku Happenings #3: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Tsutomu Koike!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

絵日記の中で汗拭く母がゐる  小池つと夢

enikki no naka de ase fuku haha ga iru

            illustrated diary

            inside of it

mother wipes the sweat

                                                Tsutomu Koike

from “Shûchakueki” (The Last Stop), haiku collection of Tsutomu Koike, Gendai Haiku Kyokai (Modern Haiku Association), Tokyo, 2019

Fay’s Note:  enikki’ (illustrated diary) is a summer kigo.    As a school assignment, children were (still ‘are’?) instructed to keep a diary with illustration during their summer vacation.

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