A Handful of Free-form Haiku

炭は炎おさめている椿一輪の赤

–巣山鳴雨

I offer charcoal
to the flames
The red of a single camellia

–Suyama Narusame

夢の中の私も病んでねてゐた

–海藤抱壺

Even in my dream
I was sick in bed

–Kaidou Houko

クリストの齢なるこそ女に触れぬ我身こそ

–海藤抱壺

I’m as old as Christ
and I’ve never even touched a woman!

–Kaidou Houko

絶巓はさびしにんげんふたり坐る余地なし

–和田光利

There’s not enough room at the top
to seat two lonely people

–Wada Akitoshi

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