Haiku by Teddy Wojnicki for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (9)

2010/05/20

 

On Aril 25,2010, I received a comment from Teddy Wojnicki in Taiwan.

Dear Hiruta-San:

I’m a Californian living/haikuing in Taiwan. I’ve just spotted your site /thx to haijinx/. Impressive! Loads and loads of love here. Thanks from all.
I’d like to participate in yr International Spring Festival. Plz, send some info my way.

Thx,
Tad
Hsinchu, Taiwan

I would like to introduce him to you through TEDDY WOJNICKI BIO

Teddy Wojnicki holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He has studied poetry and prose under Frances Mayes, Molly Giles and Leo Litvak at SFSU, Ron Hansen at University of California-Santa Cruz, Rick DeMarinis at University of Texas at El Paso, and David Gitin at Monterey Peninsula College. His work has appeared in Simply Haiku, Contemporary Haibun, Haibun Today, bottle rockets, Frogpond, Poetry Midwest, ZYZZYVA, Tattoo Highway, and Rainbow Curve, among others; and anthologies like: AutoBioDiversity: True Stories from ZYZZYVA, ed. by Howard Junker; In the Arms of Words: Poems for Tsunami Relief, ed. by Amy Ouzoonian; and Taboo Haiku,ed. by Richard Krawiec. Teddy is the author of a factual novel, Lie Under the Fig Trees / Lying With Love, and an experimental haibun novel, Slopes of Lust (looking for a publisher). Overseas on sabbatical, he currently teaches his Write Like a Lover! workshop in Taiwan. Contact:
wojnicki@yahoo.com/

Teddy Wojnicki
Holiday Centre
11F, No.489, Tian-fu Rd.
Hsinchu City 30058
Taiwan
+886-0916-483-349
wojnicki@yahoo.com/

 

On May 1, 2010, he kindly contributed his haiku and photos to our Haiku Festival.

I present his haiku to you with my Japanese interpretations.

 

Shooting the Breeze at a Taiwan Cafe:
A Haiku Sequence


  corner café —
  enjoying every sip
  of traffic noise

 街角の喫茶店...

往来の物音を一口ずつ味わう

 

 

café full
no one
to fill in

コーヒーは満ちている

満たしてくれる人は無し

 

 

table to table
following the shade
I drop haiku

テーブルからテーブルへ

陰を追い

私は俳句をひねる

 

 

hot day
street vendor scraping
bottom ice

暑い日

路上の物売りがスクラップにしている

底の氷を

 

 

cold call
the cup of coffee
losing heat

売り込み電話

コーヒーのカップ

熱を失っている

 

 

juice bar …
she gets it
every night

ジュース バー...

彼女が飲みに来る

毎晩

 

 

her daiquiri —
the lemon slice’s
sour smile 

 彼女のダイキリ...

レモンの薄切りの

すっぱい微笑み

 

 

breeze blows
across pineapple pizza
scent of blooms

そよ風が吹く

パイナップルのピザを横切って

花の匂い

 

 

spring draft
the ruffled hair
of a new worm

春の通風

生まれたての虫のかき乱れた髪

 

 

windy corner
cup and spoon
click

風のあるすみ

カップとスプーンがカチット音を立てる

 

 

café shut
shooting the breeze
dry papaya leaves

カフェーが閉じる

そよ風を送り出す

乾いたパパイアの葉

                                                                                                                                                 Teddy Wojnicki
                                                                                                                                      US/Taiwan

 

We sincerely hope that you will share his stay in Taiwan through his haiku and photos with Teddy Wojnicki.

Here are three more photos.

  

The next posting ‘Haiku by Brian Birdsell (McSherry) for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 ’ appears tomorrow on May 21.

 

 ― Hidenori Hiruta

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2 Responses to “Haiku by Teddy Wojnicki for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (9)”

  1. P K Padhy Says:

    corner cafe and cold call: excellent haiku depicting poetic snaps.

    P K Padhy, India

  2. susan moore Says:

    Hi Tad,
    You look healthy and happy. Is it so?
    Susan

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