March, 2019

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otata 39

And from otata’s bookshelf —

Giuliana Ravaglia
18 Haiku


Johannes S.H. Bjerg
your shadow of birds — 22 haiku sequences and their aftersounds
din skygge af fugle — 22 haiku-sekvenser og deres efterlyde

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

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