Haiku Thursday

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

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.

Just suppose I put
A handle on the full moon
What a lovely fan!

Torii Kotondo, Woman with a round fan © British Museum

Torii Kotondo, Woman with a round fan © British Museum

(There are two kinds of fan in Japan – folding fans and round fans, like the full moon).

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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