Gold and Silver Axes: More Haiku by Nogi Touka (野木桃花)

みづうみに金銀の斧結氷す

In the lake
Axes of gold and silver
Frozen over

元町に小さな画廊春の雪

A small art gallery
In Motomachi
Spring snow

右脳のうつらうつらと春の風邪

My right brain
Drowsily drowsily drifts
A spring cold

家中の布団を干して海が見ゆ

Airing out
All the futons in the house
I watch the ocean

寒椿日ざしにほぐれゆく時間

It is the time when
winter camellias unravel
in the sunlight

NOTES:

Nogi Touka was born in 1946. Her books include 「君は海を見たか」 (Have You Seen the Sea?), 「夏蝶」 (Summer Butterfly), and 「野木桃花の世界」 (The World of Nogi Touka).

All poems taken from the Gendai Haiku Association Database.

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