they have kid maybe
they have kids maybe bridge beggars calling fireflies
49 years old, he lost his last teeth. Next year he will return toKasihabara. He has gotten the upper class in the haikuist ranking ofJapan.
子を持つか 橋の乞食も 呼ぶ 蛍
ko wo motu ka hasi no kojiki mo yobu hotaru
ko arite ya hashi no kojiki mo yobu hotaru
Shinji Ogawa explains that the ya is not a cutting word in this haiku but rather "a particle to make a conjecture." The beggars "may" have children.