Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
November-December 2004, Volume 2, Number 6

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Fay Aoyagi: Haiku

tiny sour oranges--  
a kabuki actor with bleached hair  
talks about tradition the hunter and the hunted--
  a black balloon becomes
  a sky's hole
with the confidence  
of catwalk models  
hyacinths the attic
  where silk worms lived
  a shadow with no name
I have learned  
to act like them--  
peonies born in a year
  of the monkey
  my trickster life
Snow Moon--  
a calligraphy brush stops  
in mid air a box
  of thank-you cards--
  autumn deepens

Fay Aoyagi was born in Tokyo.

She immigrated to the U.S. in 1984.

She writes haiku in English and Japanese.