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vita notes

Haiku in English 

 

 ... Rückblick 2012

 

 

best friends 
snow has fallen 
overnight
(Asahi)



First stars-- 
the woods of the taiga resting 
in deep silence
(Asahi)

harvest moon 
the scent of pumpkin soup 
next door
(Mainichi)



On a cycling tour ...
the squashes in the front yards
bigger than the moon
(Asahi)


Autumn glory …
the soothing sound of the moon
touches the lake
 

Svetlana Marisova Memorial Kukai Results




ghost station - - 
the sound of hasty steps 
trickles from the wall

(A Hundred Gourds) 

Hiroshima Day –  
early morning haze creeps 
along the river
(Mainichi)



Mammography- - 
the finely checked pattern 
of the carpet 
(Asahi)




windstorm --
the purring cat  
on my lap
(Mainichi)


Black Forest-- 
at a wayside shrine 
reflections


Leeward Islands  
beyond the sea fog 
early sounds
(Asahi)



Dreamtime... 
shrouded in the quilt 
of stars
(Asahi)


A rainbow
unseen 
an old man's nap   




In the cloister garden 
a breeze of jasmine and  
no rainbow 
(shiki monthly kukai)



 

Sunbathing – 
in my dream, behold,   
Atlantis 
(Asahi)

before breakfast ... 
giving the stray kitten  
a bowl of milk  


dark roses ...  
an old man walk by  
in pouring rain 
(shiki monthly kukai)





Talk of crisis –  
in a neighboring tent  
the kettle hums 



mountain lake  
the calligraphy  
of the rain 

(Asahi)

homeward bound 
from all heavens 
the sound of snow 
(Chrysanthemum)




Her first kiss --  
the vast heavens  
blossom-strewn 
(Asahi)

vernal equinox 
the old farmer hones  
the scythe  
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(WHA Haiga Contest)




Mainichi Annual Selection  
 

afterglow 
help my mother 
to have a bath
  
(First Prize)


morning chill 
the archer  
stretches the silence   
(Second Prize)


open air concert... 
one of the violas carries 
different socks  

spring moon  
in the cloister the echo  
of their steps 

(Mainichi)



War camp returnee 
the grey felt leaves 
of wormwood 
(Asahi)





Icy fog- -  
cut fresh strawberries  
into halves 
(Asahi)


Soldier's letter –  
a whiff of nameless flowers  
between his words
(Asahi)



in the minster  
we listen to the chorus  
of the stones
(Mainichi)

Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest

Pilgrim’s rest  
at the edge of dawn  
scent of snow  
(First Prize)



 



 

 

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