Four Haiku

母死ぬと誰かれとなく飴の匂い

–斉木ギニ

Since Mother died
Everyone I meet
Smells like candy

–Saiki Gini

空蟬に真昼の海が残っている

–高遠朱音

In the world of men
The midday ocean
Is all that remains

–Takatō Akane

それぞれの部屋にこもりて夜の長き

–片山由美子

Each and every one
Isolated in their rooms
So long is the night

–Katayama Yumiko

死化粧して水色桔梗なりぬ

–寺井谷子

Make-up on the dead
Pale blue bell flowers

–Terai Taniko

NOTES: Poems used by kind permission from the Gendai Haiku Association.

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