Translating Chiyo-ni

My daughter Isabel and I sat down to translate Chiyo-ni, probably the most famous 18th century Japanese woman haiku poet–no easy task, but an exciting one. Autumn poems seemed appropriate.

Chiyo-ni writes:

mikazuki ni
hishihishi to mono to

To see the rest–check out Issa’s Untidy Hut–a terrific haiku blog–

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I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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