Delighted to be present on this issue of Otata with six of my haiku.
Thank you very much, John Martone!
And congratulations to all haijin friends published!
scent of primroses
in the fog
peach flowers –
kids at school are
much more distracted
a lantern flies softly
in the wind
after Memorial Day –
back in a drawer
a bee buzzes alone
on the pinwheels
the mood of my son
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Please Note: The June otata will be devoted to John Levy’s
Visits with Robert Lax in Greece (1984 & 1985)
The editor will next consider submissions for the July issue.
Otata will come again
late fall in the mountains
— Santoka as translated by Burton Watson
Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku
As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”
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—John MartoneHotham – Fifteen Haiku otata may 2017