It's time for another haku collection post. This time, numbers 81 through 90! Wow. Almost to 100!
In addition to regularers such as Basho, Issa, and Shiki, there are others here from lesser known haijin. Enjoy! I'll see you on the other side.
hyōjō o suberishi tsubute todomareri
sliding throwing stones
come to a stop
higoro nikuki karasu mo yuki no ashita kana
this snowy morning
wakaranai kotoba no naka o toru
I don't understand
yuki no ashita hitori karazake o kami e tari
this snowy morn
eating dried salmon
waga kuni wa kodomo mo oni wo oi ni keri
in my country
the children also
aki kaze ya ikite aimiru nare to ware
still alive, we meet again
you and I
oni no deta ato hakidashite agura kana
after the demons leave
I sweep up
and sit, relaxed
issei ni hashira no moyuru miyako kana
all at once
flaming wooden pillars
in the capital
kazuki fusu futon ya samuki yo ya sugoki
the night—so cold
yonaka no fusuma toku shimeraretaru
a distant door
And there we go. Hope you enjoyed. Remember, you can click on the title of each haiku to go to the original post on that haiku where I give some commentary on the poem and perhaps some insight.
Also note, all of these were translated by me, except if otherwise noted. Feel free to use any of these translations anywhere you want, but if you do, please credit me (or the proper translator). I ask that not so much because of my ego, but as a haiku reader myself I always want to know who did the translation so I can find more from them if I like it, so I'm always happy when this information is provided.
Needless to say, if you enjoyed any of these, follow me for more. I try to post one a day. Sometimes I miss a day if work or family gets in the way, but I do try to keep up.
If you liked these, there are more! Here are the other collections in the Haiku of Japan series.
- Collection 1, haiku 1–10
- Collection 2, haiku 11–20
- Collection 3, haiku 21–30
- Collection 4, haiku 31–40
- Collection 5, haiku 41–50
- Collection 6, haiku 51–60
- Collection 7, haiku 61–70
- Collection 8, haiku 71–80
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