Five Haiku

いきいきと三月生る雲の奧

–飯田龍太

Brightly, vividly
March is born
Deep within the clouds

–Iida Ryuuta

六月の真夜の家裂く金の馬

–金子皆子

Midnight in June
Tearing through my home —
a golden horse

–Kaneko Minako

からだの風景を鷹が舞っている

–川名つぎお

The landscape of the body
Circled by a falcon

–Kawana Tsugio

親子笑えり一心に切る紙キリスト

–村井和一

Parent and child laugh
with all their hearts
cutting paper Christ

–Murai Kazuichi

教会の冷たき椅子を拭く仕事

–田中裕明

The work of
wiping off the church’s
cold chairs

–Tanaka Hiroaki

NOTES: Special thanks to Yumi for her suggestions.

Poems used by kind permission from the Gendai Haiku Association.

3 thoughts on “Five Haiku

  1. I just looked into ‘the zen space,’ and it seems like something I’m sure I’d be honored to be a part of. Keep in touch.

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