Winter Haiku: a Cold, Rainy Night

Winter Haiku: a Cold, Rainy Night

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 5th Jan 2014

Waiting by the window on a cold rainy night

night, and once again
as I wait for you
cold wind turns into rain

(byōshō no | ware ni tsuyu chiru | omoi ari)

Masaoka Shiki (1867 – 1902)

Masaoka Shiki is one of the four Japanese great masters of haiku, along with Basho, Buson, and Issa. He is credited with modernizing Japan’s traditional verse forms and for bringing realism into haiku.