Haiku by Students at High School (大館鳳鳴高校 ) in Akita, Northern Japan

2011/02/26

 

Seisaku Chiba(千葉星作), a member of Akita Association of English Studies (AAES)(秋田英語英文学会), kindly contributed haiku by students at Odate Homei Senior High School (大館鳳鳴高校)in Akita, Northern Japan to our network.

Mr. Chiba taught the students about haiku in English for two years from 1990 till 1991.

Here is a photo of the school.

 

  

MAITA, Junko

 

it is still early          

to put on summer wear   

a delight in light          

 

まだ早い光の喜び夏の服

 

 

SATOH, Motoko

 

back home these days

leaves grow greener    

summer is here

 

帰り道緑濃くなる夏来る

 

 

AIHARA, Tomomi

 

acid rain is your tears

why don’t  you stop crying?  

for you, for your earth

 

酸性雨己の涙地の嘆き

 

 

SUZUKI, Shogo

 

what a nice feeling!

on large plains    

empty space

 

真っ平ら何にもないけどいい気持ち

 

 

TAKADA, Yuuki

 

sunshine warms

the earth with her soft touch   

I wish my heart was warm as well

 

地と心お日様頼み柔らかく

 

 

KASUGA, Tomokazu

 

on the field

I gaze at the clouds     

my mind is small

 

野原にて雲の彼方やちっぽっけ

 

 

ITOH, Kazumi

 

in winter, a dream—

the sweet smell of blossoms—  

now that season is here!

 

冬の夢花の芳香今ここに

 

 

 

YABUTA, Yasuhiro

 

everyone takes a trip

on a strange world alone   

now is the time

 

未知という旅に向かわん諸人は

 

 

ITOH, Reiko

 

I’m looking forward to

the summer’s beat    

everything is dancing

 

待ち遠し 夏の鼓動や 万物の

 

 

KAGAYA, Hajime

 

rain falls in drops

like tears streaming down  

cry on dear Earth

 

雨だれの涙のごとし地にむせぶ

 

 

IGARASHI, Madoka

 

on a moonlit night

I open the window,      

soaked in gentler sunbeams

 

月夜にて光に浴す窓全開

 

 

YOSHIDA, Shigeyuki

 

existence in the dark

I was numbed with cold   

I saw a sunflower

 

暗闇に凍えて幻視向日葵を

 

 

HORIGUCHI, Mizuki

 

cherry blossoms have fallen

summer is in the wind   

my hair streaming

 

はな散りて風に夏ありなびく髪

 

 

NONAKA, Kengo

 

I hear a frog’s voice

in the still of night     

I listen here, studying

 

ゲコゲコと学びの友や静夜よし

 

 

Secondly, I refer to Mr. Seisaku Chiba’s career of haiku composing a little.

 

 

 

Career of haiku composing:

“Fuyuki Kisaragi Shiika-shu, a collection of Japanese poetry (short poems and haiku)”, (private edition in Japanese, 1981)

“Haiku and Peace Messages in January, 1990”, (private edition in English, 1990, with some students of Odate Homei Senior High School)

俳句HAIKU IN JULY, 1991”, (private edition in English and Japanese, 1991, with some students of Odate Homei Senior High School)

“Anthology of Haiku”, (private edition in English and Japanese, 1993–1994, with some students of Kakunodate Senior High School)

haiku俳句実作の履歴

1981年 「冬樹如月詞華集」(詩、短歌、俳句を収録)〔弘前大学卒業時に私家版として発刊、友人・知人・教育実習した中学校の受け持ちクラスの中学生などに配布して現在は在庫なし。辛うじて原版はあり。〕

1990,1991年 大館鳳鳴高校にて、生徒と一緒に合作(英語版)〔私家版あり〕

1993,1994年 角館高校にて、生徒と一緒に合作(日本語・英語版)〔私家版あり〕

2003年 New Zealand文科省2ヶ月研修にて、個人として(英語版)〔先日両面印刷したものです〕

 

Last of all, I present Mr. Chiba’s  haiku contributed to New Year’s Haiku Festival by our network.

                  sitting straight                      

foreign students              

dance in winter

 

留学生端座よろしき冬の舞

 

 

a black bullet

Ponta my late cat             

in the snow

 

亡きポンタ黒き弾丸雪の舞

 

 I sincerely hope that you will enjoy haiku by some students in the English classes at senior high school.

The next posting ‘Haiku World by Sasa Vazic in Serbia’ appears on March 5.

Hidenori Hiruta

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4 Responses to “Haiku by Students at High School (大館鳳鳴高校 ) in Akita, Northern Japan”

  1. haikutec Says:

    I enjoyed these haiku!

    It reminds me that if any of your students who are aged 20 years or younger would like to participate in new haiku for the Earthday Haiku Contest, that would be great!

    For further information: Earthday Haiku Contest

    all my very best,

    Alan Summers

  2. willie Says:

    I especially enjoyed Noraka’s and Kasuga’s hokku.

  3. Yousei Hime Says:

    I love the youth and passion in these haiku. I can’t help but wonder what these students would write about now. Be well.

  4. Arturo Says:

    Thank so much.

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