Haiku by Kawana Tsugio (川名つぎお)

ヒロシマの氏神は何をしていたのか

The god
Of Hiroshima
What was he doing?

からだの風景を鷹が舞っている

A hawk dances
the landscape
of your body

人体の風土記つぶさに書いており

The history
on our bodies is written
in fine detail

今朝の秋きのうのおれがまだ着かぬ

An autumn morning
Who I was yesterday
Has yet to come by

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Haiku by Maehara Tosaku (前原東作)

始動する/地球 磁気のように/木の葉あつめ

Starting up/
The world, like a magnet/
Gathers leaves

死魚浮いて一月の空遠くある

Dead fish floating
and the January sky
is so far away

冷凍魚ぶらさげ光のない壁に

Frozen fish hang
lightless
on the wall

Three More Haiku by Togo Sayu (藤後左右)

兵隊の誰もが持つ遥かなるまなざし

All soldiers have it
That distant look

敬礼の上手と下手は生れつきだ

Being good or bad
at giving a salute
is something you’re born with

炎天や行くもかへるも溶岩のみち

Blistering heat –
Coming or going
A path of lava

Haiku by Togo Sayu (藤後左右)

恋煩いだろうか血を吐き胸が痛む

Could this be lovesickness?
I’m coughing up blood
and my heart aches

舞いたい鶴舞いたくない鶴一緒に舞う

The crane that wants to dance
And the crane that does not want to dance
They dance together