Kawahigashi Hekigoto’s haiku poems

Kawahigashi Hekigoto's haiku poems

Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873-1937) learned haiku from Masaoka Shiki with Takahama Kyoshi. Though Kyoshi respected traditional haiku, he pursued the new way and reached a free-verse haiku.

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蝶の触れ 行く礎沓に 匂ふ草

Cho no fure/ Yuku soto ni/ Niou kusa

<English>

The butterfly touches

and go around the base stone

And the glass give off the smell.

 

 

<Japanese>

ひたひたと 春の潮打つ 鳥居哉

Hita hita to/ Haru no shio utsu/ Torii kana

<English>

The splash-splash,

The spring sea water dash against

The shrine torii gate.

 

 

 

 

 

<Japanese>

春風の 吹いて居るなり 飴細工

Haru-kaze no/ Fuite iru nari/ Ame-zaiku

<English>

The spring breeze

Is blowing.

Amezaiku

 

amezaiku:A candy fashioned in human and animal forms

 

 

<Japanese>

初雷や ふるふが如き 雛の壇

Hatsu-rai ya/ Furuu ga gotoki/ Hina no dan

<English>

The first thunder

Is likely to shake

The tiered doll stand.

 

*What is Hina dolls for Japanese Girls Festival (Hinamiatsuri)?

<Japanese>

明き星  傾く空や  時鳥

Aakaki hoshi/ Katamuku sora ya/ Hototogisu

<English>

The bright stars

delcine in the sky,

A little cuckoo.

 

 

<Japanese>

浅茅生や  小路の中に  女郎花

Asazio ya/ Koji no naka ni/ Ominaeshi

<English>

The ground with cogon grass.

In the alley,

The golden lace.

 

 

<Japanese>

鹿啼いて  麓は奈良の  ともし哉

Shika naite/ Fumoto ha Nara no/ Tomoshi kana

<English>

A deer cry.

The base of Nara

Has the lights.

 
 

 

 

 

<Japanese>

から松は  淋しき木なり  赤蜻蛉

Karamatsu ha/ Sabishiki ki nari/ Akatonbo

<English>

A larch is

A really sad wood.

A red dragonfly.

 

 

 

<Japanese>

渡り鳥  安積颪に  しばしばす

Watari-dori/ Asaka oroshi ni/ Sibashiba su

<English>

The migratory birds

Make the wind blowing down to Asaka

From mountains frequently.

 

*Asaka: Asaka cho, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima Province.

 

 

 

 



<Japanese>

淡雪や 氷跡なき 湖の上

Awayuki ya/ Koori ato naki/ Mizu no ue

<English>

The light snow.

The ice without any trace

On the lake.

 

 

 

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