Haiku Thursday

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

Oh, the lightning flash!
Yesterday’s was in the east
Today’s in the west

Utagawa Kuniyoshi - Oho protecting his mother's grave from lightning © British Museum

Utagawa Kuniyoshi – Oho protecting his mother’s grave from lightning © 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.

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

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