haiku friday

天高く・遠流の遠を・飛びて来し

てんたかく・おんるのおんを・とびてきし

High in the heavens, I have flown the length over of the exile’s sail.

山口誓子・1969

(The note says: “I flew from Izumo to Oki Island. Long ago Oki Island was a place of exile, and exiles were taken there by boat. The long journey there I negotiated by plane.”)

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