Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tulips for Kiyoko

This was taken at Kiyoko's birthday party. I think she was 71, but it may have been her 70th.
Her only grandson, Jason, is on her lap, as he often was.

ten takashi ko taibo no onoko ete

Towering sky--
my daughter has the son
she long wished for

Kiyoko Tokutomi

from Kiyoko's Sky;
the haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi,
trans. by Fay Aoyagi and Patricia Machmiller, 
Brooks Books, 2000, page 66.

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