fresh-washed hair
everywhere I go
making trickles

—Hashimoto Takako (1899 - 1963)

from William J. Higginson with Penny Harter, _The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku_, published by Kodansha International. Copyright 1985
William J. Higginson; used by permission of the translator.

(Handbook, p.36)

About the author: Takako (1899-1963) was a leading poet of her day, helping to found haiku magazines and encouraging others. She was the first woman among the major modern haiku poets to receive her training in haiku mainly from another woman, Hisajo.


Responses to the haiku for 20 July 2001 by Hashimoto Takako (1899 - 1963)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-12 10:31:21

    frightful noise
    new puppy scampers ...
    making trickles