Haiku by Angelika Kolompar in Canada (1)

2010/08/21

 

On August 12, 2010, I knew about Angelika Kolompar Renville Bygott through facebook, and became a haiku friend of hers. Since then, we have started to share blogs with each other.  

 

In her blog, ‘HAIKU LIFE OF ANGELIKA’, she says as follows:  

“I write about my private and literary life. I compose haiku and this year have started writing tanka. My first love and joy is still haiku. I never leave the house without my pencil in my topnot. I am grateful to Serge Tome for being the first editor to publish me and for his encouragement since 2000, when i first started writing haiku. The wonderful island on which i live gives me daily inspiration. I am truly happy and blessed to be living here. ” Wie Gott in Frankreich.”

She also says in her e-mail as her short bio as follows:

“I started to write haiku after a bout of very bad depression.  My son married a girl from Japan and she introduced me to haiku.  I started to write them and it helped me with my depression.  In 2006 i self-published a book of haiku.  I am in the process of working on my 2nd book.”

Angelika Kolompar is a winner of the Suruga Baika Award in Japan.  Her work has appeared in numerous publications, particularly in Japanese newspapers. She has a B.A. from the university of Alberta, Canada

She came to Canada from Europe with her Danish Mother and Hungarian Father.  She makes her home on Vancouver Island where she derives her inspiration.

Here I present 12 haiku of hers written each month in 2007 with each photo, giving them my Japanese translations.

 

January 1, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR

At 12:00

he sits in last year’s

bath water

 

午前零時去年のお風呂の湯に浸かる 

 

 

February 20, 2007

HAPPY cHINESE nEW yEAR

It is 4705, year of the Pig

The misty garden

yellow petals falling down now

as her tears flow down

 

霧の庭涙とともに花弁落つ 

 

 

March 21, 2007

SPRING IS HERE

Spring morning

the first bird call

to awaken me

 

春の朝一番鳥に目を覚ます 

 

 

April 23, 2007

EARTH DAY 2007

Earth Day

rain drops on

the Smart Car

 

アースデイスマートカーに雨しずく 

 

 

May 13, 2007

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Regal looking Lady

more silver in the gold

of her hair

 

貴婦人やシルバー目立つ金の髪 

 

June 17, 2007

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Sunrise 

She places haiku

upon his ashes

 

彼の灰彼女句を置く日の出かな

 

 

July 1, 2007

HAPPY CANADA DAY 2007

At dawn

sailboats enter the harbour

sailors ready for coffee

 

入港や明けのコーヒー帆船に

 

 

August 6, 2007

MID-SUMMER

On the still sea

his eyes look inward

creating stories

 

海静か話作りに内観す

 

 

September 23, 2007

TODAY IS AUTUMN (AKI)

 

In Mother’s garden

sound of many crickets

singing old songs

 

母の庭こおろぎ古い歌うたう

 

 

October 10, 2007

NEW MAN IN MY LIFE

 

In the long dark night

a new heart beat next to mine

i go to sleep with a smile

 

微笑んで新たな鼓動と眠りつく

 

 

November 3, 2007

HAPPY NOVEMBER

 

Trees from Italy

yellow leaves falling

near the cedars

 

イタリアの木の黄葉やスギに落つ

 

 

December 24, 2007

HAPPY CHRISTMAS SEASON

 

 

In the church

His light bright tonight

Christmas time

 

クリスマス神の光や教会に

 

The next posting ‘Haiku by P K Padhy in India (2)’ appears on August 28.

Hidenori Hiruta

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One Response to “Haiku by Angelika Kolompar in Canada (1)”

  1. Rayond Arseneault Says:

    Very well done Angelika ,
    Your friend,
    The western Steer

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