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For me leaving by Shiki

haikuMasaoka Shiki was one of the most prominent haiku masters of the Meiji period within Japan. Considered one of the four haiku masters, Shiki’s work as a literary critic, poet, and author helped to shape the development of haiku and tanka. Though his life was brief (he passed away in his mid thirties,) Shiki’s craft as a nineteenth century theorist and author contributed to the creation of the prominent journal Hototogisu .


For me leaving
for you staying
two autumns”

From: Haiku An Anthology of Japanese Poems by Stephen Addiss, Fukimo Yamamoto, and Akira Yamamoto