Featured Poet: Fay Aoyagi
Fay Aoyagi is a storyteller. "I don't write haiku to tell the weather.
I write to tell my stories." And she does just that. Aoyagi writes
haiku with a distinct personal imprint. "There is a lot of 'me' in my haiku."
Interestingly enough, her first name, Fay, in Japanese, means to fly.
The poet takes readers on a journey into her mindset, a mind that has
a unique take on life and the world around her.
hydrangea rain ---
a letter from the land
of soy sauce
an urge to
buy a banjo
Excerpted from Chrysanthemum Love
Aoyagi's haiku flow, do not "tell all", and rise above the mediocrity
all too common in the English speaking haiku world. Her haiku
resonate and are indelible. Her book, Chrysanthemum Love, is
a book I find myself reading again and again.
Enjoy this sampling of Fay Aoyagi's haiku.