Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Iio Sogi.

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.

Though the snow lies thick
Mist surrounds the mountain slopes
In evening twilight

Hokusai, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji

Hokusai, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji (c) British Museum

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