Makoto+ members have access to new haiku (like this page) every Friday with audio, explanation, and vocabulary notes. Culture and language go hand in hand, and this is especially true with haiku. Enjoy!
季語 kigo seasonal words - Within the poem, at least one word or phrase should symbolize one of the four seasons.
切れ字 kireji cutting words - These are small words that often function as a placeholder so the verse has the right number of moras. They also function to give a certain emotional or sentimental flavor to the poem.
夏嵐 机上の白紙 飛び尽くす。
A SUMMER STORM / THE PAPERS UPON MY DESK / ARE BLOWN AWAY
On a hot, summer day, when one opens a window, a sudden cool breeze blows in, and the blank papers that were on his desk suddenly fly away.
More Haiku by Masaoka Shiki
Do you enjoy this sort of lesson page? Makoto+ members get a new haiku every Friday, and Shogun Makoto+ members have complete access to all haiku lessons.