Haiku by Mr. Joshua Sellers

2009/10/31

Now is late in autumn here in Akita.

Our website is full of autumn. The readers have contributed pictures and haiku about autumn from all over the world.

伊藤貞順 (Ito Teijun), a Japanese poet in Akita, presented two pictures to us. She rode on a local train from 鷹巣 (takanosu)  to 角館 (kakunodate) and enjoyed the beautiful sceneries of nature, taking some pictures of them.  

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Joshua Sellers, an American poet contributed his haiku about autumn to our site.

pieces of sky

autumn drizzling

in puddles

 

千切れ空秋滴るる水たまり 

chigire zora  aki shitataruru  mizu tamari  

 

 heavy fog

from pines, sounds

of dew dripping

 

霧濃ひし松樹の滴露の音 

kiiri koishi  shouju no shizuku  tsuyu no oto

 

 night shadows  

a lone cricket chirps,

then silence

 

夜更けるこおろぎ独り静寂へ 

yoru fukeru  koorogi hitori  seijaku e

 

 moonlit sky  

quivering crepe myrtles  

and their shadows

 

月光に振るえる影やサルスベリ

gekkou ni  furueru kage ya  sarusuberi

 

 not one word

whispered  

an acorn

 

囁きの一言も無しドングリか

sasayaki no  ichigon mo nashi  donguri ka

 

autumn daybreak —

sunlight blazing through

 maple leaves

 

秋の明け紅葉眩む日の光

akino ake  momijiba kuramu  hi no hikari

 

Last of all we post some other haiku on the blog, ‘AKITAHAIKU’ , whose address is http://akitahaiku.blogspot.com/.

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Harvest time  

ears of rice bathing

in the sun

 

収穫の日向に浴す稲穂かな

shuukaku no  hinata ni  yokusu  inaho kana

 

by Hidenori Hiruta, a Japanese poet

 

 

 Harvest time  

approaching winter

ready to celebrate

 

収穫時祝いを備ふ冬近し

shuukakuji  iwai wo sonau  fuyu chikashi

 

by  Juhani Tikkanen, a Finnish poet

 

 

fou muin  

hystin

a freithy yill

 

full moon  

raising

a frothy beer

 

                                   満月や泡立つビール醸し出す     

meigetsu ya  awadatsu biiru  kamoshidasu

 

by John McDonald, a Scottish poet

 

Harvest Moon

i look for you in

other’s poems

 

名月や詩の中句の中輝けり

meigetsu ya  shi no naka ku no naka  kagayakeri

 

by Devika Jyothi, an Indian poet

 

                                                              ― Hidenori  Hiruta

 

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8 Responses to “Haiku by Mr. Joshua Sellers”

  1. lesliepaints Says:

    Thank-you for this. Beautiful Haiku. Beautiful pictures.I will be back to re-read these several times.


  2. […] October 2009 by Ikiru I’ve just gotten six new haiku published at the Akita International Haiku Network, among other lovely haiku and […]

  3. Hiruta Says:

    Thank you for a nice comment, Leslie san.
    We hope you’ll enjoy these. Hidenori Hiruta.

  4. Hiruta Says:

    Thank you for contributing such nice six haiku, Joshua san.
    I found your haiku by far excellent when I translated them into Japanese.
    Your translated haiku are also beautiful and by far excellent.Thank you again. Hidenori Hiruta

  5. rahinaqh Says:

    Josh’s haiku are just wonderful… how do such few words describe so much? r

  6. Ikiru Says:

    Thank you Hiruta san. I didn’t expect to see them translated into Japanese– that was a lovely surprise.

    Thank you also Leslie and Rahina for your comments! 🙂

    ~josh

  7. Hiruta Says:

    Hi,Rahinagh San, thank you very much for a nice comment.

    I hope you’ll try to write haiku, first of all.
    And you’ll find something useful in Mr. Joshua Sellers’s homepage:
    http://haikuist.wordpress.com/.

    Wishes,
    Hidenori Hiruta


  8. […] November 2009 by Ikiru The following six haiku were published at The Akita International Haiku Network on 31 October 2009.  Hidetora Hiruta has kindly translated them into Japanese as […]

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