Masaoka Shiki (September 17, 1867 – September 19, 1902) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, literary critic, and journalist in Meiji period Japan. His real name was Masaoka Tsunenori , but as a child he was called Tokoronosuke . Later, he changed his name to Noboru .
Shiki was a strong advocate of modernization of Japanese poetry, introducing the terms haiku to replace ... more »
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Masaoka Shiki Poems
The summer river
The summer river: although there is a bridge, my horse goes through the water.
A mountain village
A mountain village under the pilled-up snow the sound of water.
a cock crows
a cock crows at the foot of the small Mt. Fuji peach blossoms
a hollyhock shot up to meet the summer solstice
For love and for hate
For love and for hate I swat a fly and offer it to an ant.
Night; and once again, the while I wait for you, cold wind turns into rain.
Consider me As one who loved poetry And persimmons.
A stray cat
A stray cat excreting in the winter garden.
Autumn wind - met, returning alive you and me
My life, - How much more of it remains? The night is brief.
For Me Going
for me going for you staying here two autumns
a dog howling
a dog howling sound of footsteps longer nights
pruning a rose
pruning a rose sound of the scissors on a bright May day
a fancy-free cat
a fancy-free cat is about to catch a quail
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The summer river
The summer river:
although there is a bridge, my horse
goes through the water.