nichijou 01: a tanka

School principal reading a tanka

誕生日 よかれと思って プレゼント 弥勒菩薩は いらぬとスルー 校長

tanjoubi
yokare to omotte
purezento
miroku bosatsu wa
iranu to suruu —Kouchou

This is a tanka poem (mora pattern 5-7-5-7-7).
In English, 3-5-3-5-5 seems appropriate.

Your birthday
I carefully chose
Your present
Maitreya statue;
Unwanted, ignored —Principal

| April 19th, 2011 | Posted in nichijou, poems |

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