World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

    Introduction   330 years have passed since Matsuo Bashō「松尾芭蕉, 1644–1694」visited Kisakata「象潟」on the evening of August 1, 1689. Now, the statue of Bashō is erected in the garden of Kammanji Temple「蚶満寺」in Kisakata, Nikaho City「にかほ市」, Akita Prefecture「秋田県」. If Bashō were to be here, the greatest master of haiku would be greatly surprised to find that … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (25)

September 2019, Tanka                    2019年9月 短歌 All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 盆過ぎて篠突く雨のアラームに黒雲ながめ行方を追へり   after Bon alarm of a pelting rain from my smartphone… I watch leaden sky and chase clouds   2 夏去りぬ葉月の嵐に蹴散らされ風鈴の音の虚ろにさはぐ   summer is over blown up by August storm lost in a flash a wind-bell …chiming...chiming... in vain...   … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (25)

Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia (2)

Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia (2)       sunny August day – a man and his dog pass away together   八月の太陽のよく照る日 ― 男と犬が 一緒に亡くなる     road accident – a fireman rinses a rainbow off the asphalt   道路事故 ― 消防士が虹を洗い落とす アスファルトから     sunny day – a flock of wooly … Continue reading Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia (2)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (24)

August 2019, Tanka                    2019年8月 短歌 All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 熱帯夜に御霊(みたま)こもるか忘れまい原爆の日われらに刻まれ   the spirits staying at tropical night never forget the day of atomic bombing …carved in our memory     2 孫さんが農を継ぐとふ頼もしや過疎化の町のハイテクの農   hopeful! he says that his grandsons will inherit agriculture … high technology farming in a depopulated town … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (24)

Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia

Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia             alone on the bench butterfly couple at play and their shadows…   ベンチに独り 蝶の一対が遊んでいる そしてその影...       country evening – smoke crosses the river far from the bridge   田舎の夕べ ― 煙が川を渡る 橋から遠い所     ripe pomegranate… I take the setting sun … Continue reading Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia

Haiku by Ram Krishna Singh, India : JapaneseTranslation by Rika Inami 稲美 里佳    

Haiku: Ram Krishna Singh, India       Translation: Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 sea waves roll from far away white peaks   浦波や遠白き峰より寄する   2 travelling back from the waves of bliss a foam-leap   波の花 至福の高まりからの旅帰り   3 cloud over cloud darken earth and hide stars: dawn and dust one   雲に雲 地を闇にし星をさえぎり夜明にちり一つ   4 … Continue reading Haiku by Ram Krishna Singh, India : JapaneseTranslation by Rika Inami 稲美 里佳