Shugyo Takaha is the President of the Haijin Kyokai (Association of Haiku Poets), and by virtue of this, the President of the Museum of Haiku Literature. Here’s a sampling of his work, from a bilingual book self-produced in 1997 for the HIA-HSA Conference in Tokyo. Translations by Jack Stamm.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
High on sunlight and unable to come down— larks and larks and larksAfter the wreck swallows come and hang around the upright mastCuckoo singing into a lake, singing into a big earA rainbow intent on pouring something onto the oceanAutumn wind— here a set of bones remains shaped like a fishThe cat and the dog both disgusted with a pat that’s got gloves onTowering through summer for the Great Wall to stretch on mountain on mountain