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Today’s Haiku (February 18, 2021)

#Haiku Happenings #5: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Chikuho Nagamine!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

この辻を空也も行きし春あられ   長峰竹芳

kono tsuji o kûya mo yukishi haru-arare

Kuya walked

this street, too

spring hail

Chikuho Nagamine

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine), May 2018 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s Note: Kuya (903-972) is a Buddhist monk during the Heian Era. While preaching, he built roads, bridges and temples. His nickname was Saint Amida.

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