A Few Free-form Haiku

花らんまん陶窯を出し壺を抱く

Flowers in full bloom
Hugging a vase
Fresh from the oven

わが壺に水を満たし笑う花の一枝を挿す

I fill my vase with water and smile
as I place a single flower inside

–内島北朗 (Uchijima Hokurou)

どちらが先に死ぬにしても蝉聴いている

Even those who passed on before me
are still listening to the cicadas

–木村緑平 (Kimura Ryokuhei)

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