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Today’s Haiku (March 26, 2021)

#Haiku Happenings #4: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Haroo Tanayama!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

身に合はぬ寄居虫のやど持て余す 棚山波朗

mi ni awanu yadokari no yado moteamasu

not fitting well

a hermit crab doesn’t know what to do

with its shelter

Haroo Tanayama

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, July 2017 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note: Literal translation of ‘yadokari’ (hermit crab), a spring kigo, is ‘‘borrowing lodging.’

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