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Monday, May 31, 2010

sweet


Masajo真砂女 1969 age 64

白玉や愛す人にも嘘ついて
shiratama ya aisu hito nimo uso tsuite

sweet rice dumplings---
even to my love
a little white lie

This is one of my favorite haiku. I fibbed and knew it well. This happened
one day---the cute fib of a woman.

Seasonal word: sweet rice dumpling( summer )

Trans; Lee & Emiko
Note:Shiratama is a rice-flour dumpling chilled and served with brown
sugar syrup, a popular summer sweet. The whit of the shira( white)
tama( ball-shped thing) is very refreshing in the heat.

1 comment:

Alan Summers said...

I love this, thank you! ;-)

all my best,

Alan
The With Words International Online Haiku Competition 2010: weblink to competition page
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