Haiku Thursday

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

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.

Towering upwards
Stretching to the autumn sky
Mount Fuji’s high peak

Hokusai, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji © British Museum

Hokusai, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji © British Museum

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