Fukuda Chiyo-ni

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Chiyo-ni standing beside a well.

Fukuda Chiyo-ni (Kaga no Chiyo) (福田 千代尼; 1703 - 2 October 1775) was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest female haiku poets.

Quotes[edit]

  • My hunter of dragonflies,
    How far
    has he wandered today?
    • In: Ikuko Atsumi, ‎Kenneth Rexroth. Women Poets of Japan. 1982. p. 53
  • "Cuckoo!"
    "Cuckoo!"
    While I meditated
    on that theme
    day dawned.
    • In: Ikuko Atsumi, ‎Kenneth Rexroth. Women Poets of Japan. 1982. p. 53

External links[edit]

Encyclopedic article on Fukuda Chiyo-ni at Wikipedia