Friday, November 29, 2013

More Autumn Haiku

The storm has moved on and the sun is now shining on Tucson. 

       Pebbles shining clear,
And clear six silent fish .  .  .
        Deep autumn water
                      --  Buson --

                                                  You turn and suddenly
                                        There in purpling autumn sky .  .  . 
                                                       White Fujiami!
                                                                 -- Onitsura --

     All the field hands
enjoy a noontime nap after
       the harvest moon
               -- Basho --

                                         The mountain grows darker,
                                      Taking the scarlet
                                            From the autumn leaves.
                                                              -- Buson --

  Entering autumn.
The painting of flowering plants
  A daily task.
                         -- Shiki --

Haiku 1 and 2
A Little Treasury of Haiku
trans. by Peter Beilenson

Haiku 3
The Sound of Water
trans. by Sam Hamill

Haiku 4
Silent Flowers
trans. by R. H. Blyth

Haiku 5
Haiku: a Hallmark Edition
trans. by R. H. Blyth

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