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Today’s Haiku (April 8, 2022)

#Haiku Happenings #6: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Dakotsu Iida!

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

わらべらに天かゞやきて花祭   飯田蛇笏    

warabera ni ten kagayakite hana-matsuri

the sky shining

for children

Buddha’s Birthday

Dakotsu Iida

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

Fay’s Note: Dakotsu Iida (1885-1962) It was believed that Buddha was born on April 8 and “hana-matsuri” (literal translation: flower festival) is held in Japan.

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