Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (1)

2011/11/19

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan.

The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3 Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ).

 

The opening speech was made by the AIU President. Dr. Mineo Nakajima(中嶋嶺雄学長)

 

 

The AIU students enjoyed the festival in their own ways.

 

Some of the students from overseas started preparing for the AIU festival in July for the purpose of making the Haiga postcard charity sale.

 

They donated money to those who experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake.

 

Some Romanian haiku poets also donated their haiga or haiku to the AIU festival in order to show their condolences, prayers, or hopes through the exhibition to the Japanese people.

Let me post haiga or haiku donated by Romanian poets, dividing them into seven parts.

Here is the first part of them.

 

Maria Mihailescu

flowers were flying

deep inside the big blue planet –

a worm was sleeping

 

花が飛んでいた

大きな青い惑星の内側深くを ―

虫が一匹眠っていた

 

Virginia Popescu

 

blood red sunset –

shaking the whole fiord

a terrible scream

 

血のような赤い夕日 ―

フィヨルドの全体を揺り動かしている

恐ろしい悲鳴

 

The haiku was written inspired by Edward Munch’s canvas:

 

 

 

Cornel C. Costea

 

Gloomy March –

and still the cherry trees

blossom once more

 

暗い3月 ―

それでも桜の木に

もう一度花が咲く

 

Earthquake at the dawn –

the night is falling down

above Japan

 

夜明けの地震―

夜が更けている

日本の上で

 

Fuji-San –

all the paths towards

Milky Way

 

富士山 ―

全ての小道は

天の川の方へ

 

 Petru-Ioan Gârda

 

After tsunami –

on the wreck in the village

budding cherry

 

津波の後 ―

村の残骸に

つぼみふくらむ桜

 

A huge Tsunami –

maybe God wants

to make surf

 

巨大な津波―

ひょっとすると神の望みかもしれない

波を作ることが

 

Terrible earthquake –
very big tsunami
but not as high as Fuji

 

恐ろしい地震 ―

とても大きな津波

だけど富士山ほどは高くない

 

Ion Rasinaru,

 

 roar from the depth –

only the mount Fuji

lasting refuge

 

深淵から轟音 ―

ただ富士山だけ

永久の安全地帯 

 

the fury of the sea

breaking destinies –

still Fuji

 

海の激怒

運命を砕く―

静かな富士

 

Broken hourglass –

from Alps and Fuji pigeons

gather sand

 

こわれた砂時計 ―

アルプスと富士山からハトが

砂を集める

 

house in ruins –

cherry blossoms for

homeless childrens

 

倒壊の家 ―

桜の花が咲く

家のない子供たちのために

 

Fratila Genovel-Florentin

 

Sunrise

The morning prayer

Is for Japan

 

日の出 ―

朝の祈り

日本のために

 

 

 

Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

The next posting ‘Haiku from Romanian poets for AIU Festival 2011 (2)’ appears on November 26.

 

Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

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2 Responses to “Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (1)”

  1. fhhakansson Says:

    I would love to go to Japan! Seems like so much fun.
    the “blood red sunset –

    shaking the whole fiord

    a terrible scream” haiku is my favourite amongst these 🙂 nice post!

  2. P K Padhy Says:

    Excellent haiku. The haiga, sunrise … is really touching.

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