Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is from Matsunaga Teitoku.

It’s the same for all
The cause of noontime napping
is the summer moon

Kitagawa Utamaro - Hour of the Dragon © British Museum

Kitagawa Utamaro – Hour of the Dragon © British Museum

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

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