Haiku by Ikeda Sumiko (池田澄子)

little Taku’s
first calligraphy this year
a giant oval


fig trees
or gods or buddha
never seen them


moonlit pillar
if you want to bloom
be my guest


under cherry blossoms
if they fall
I do not wait for it


she is prettier
than I am
the tubifex worm


All poems originally appeared in Japanese at the Gendai Haiku Association Database (http://www.haiku-data.jp/).


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