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Today’s Haiku (January 18, 2021)

#Haiku Happenings #4: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Mantaro Kubota!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

水鳥や夕日きえゆく風の中   久保田万太郎

mizutori ya yûhi kieyuku kaze no naka

water birds—

the evening sun disappearing

in the wind

Mantaro Kubota

from “Haiku Saijiki” electronic version edited by Kadokawa Shoten, published by Kodansha Sophia Shuppan, Tokyo, Japan, 2018

Fay’s Note: Mantaro Kubota (1889-1963) ‘mizutori’ (water bird) is a winter kigo.

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