Early Summer’s Mane: Four Haiku

うりずんのたてがみ青くあおく梳く –岸本マチ子

The mane of early summer
combed blue, so blue

–Kishimoto Machiko

大阪やラムネ立飲む橋の上 –伊丹三樹彦

Osaka —
Standing on a bridge
Drinking ramune

–Itami Mikihiko

菜の花や菜の花色の汽車がくる –貞永まこと

Rape blossoms —
The steam train arrives the color
Of rape blossoms

–Sadanaga Makoto

すこしづつ死す大脳のおぼろかな –能村登四郎

1

Dying little by little
Brain getting hazy

2

Death by degrees
Is the light in my brain
Dimming out?

–Nomura Toshirou

NOTES: Poems taken from the Gendai Haiku Association’s Database. Please visit their Web site at www.haiku-data.jp.

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