haiku friday

From now on (when I remember) on Fridays I’ll be posting a selected haiku of Yamaguchi Seishi (山口誓子).  These are taken from The Essence of Modern Haiku.  楽しみに!

星よりも・明蛍火の・生ける火は

ほしよりも・めいほたるびの・いけるひは

The living fire of a firefly glowing brighter than a star

(1972)

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