For New Year 2012 (2)

2012/01/14

 

Firstly, let me post haiku and photos by Julia Maul, who studied about haiku and learned to write haiku at the class by Alexander Dolin, PhD, Professor of Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(国際教養大学). 

 

Julia Maul contributed the works of haiku and photos to us in November, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

秋が今来たところだ

葉が紅くなる

寒風から気を紛らせながら

 

 

雪が降り続ける

瞬く間に木々に降り積もる

素晴らしい景色

 

 

 

人里離れた一軒の家

雪でまた覆われている

冬が去るまで

 

 

 

冬の風が吹く

外は寒く凍りついている、ああ

太陽は戻ってこないだろう

 

 

 太陽が高く昇る

あの早春の朝に

動物が戻って来る

  

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, a haiku friend in Romania, kindly sent me her message through facebook on December 29, 2011, as follows:

Dear Hidenori San, I wish a Happy New Year and I send you one of my New Year photo postcard. All my best regards, Cristina Moldoveanu

 

New Year’s Day

the whole family

binds together

 

元日 ―

家族全員

結ばれる

 

Haiku by Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu appears in Asahi Haikuist Network by David McMurray on December 30, 2011.

Growing old
in an ever-changing world–
New Year’s clouds

 

年を取る

絶えず変わり行く世界で ―

新年の雲


In the notebook David McMurray says as follows:

Haikuists sigh in relief at the end of the year. Feeling tired from waiting to see the first sunrise of the year, Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu takes solace in watching continuously moving cloud formations.              http://www.asahi.com/english/haiku/111230.html

 

Ramesh Anand , a haiku poet based in Johor, Malaysia, writes the following haiku on December 31, 2011.

 

Candle light ― 

my grandma

lets out her lore

 

ろうそくの光―

おばあちゃんが

言い伝えを披露する

 

first meeting…

a candle light bonds

our shadows

 

最初の集まり ―

ろうそくの光がつなぐ

私たちの影を

 

winter bolt…

the candle array

collapses in a flash

 

冬の稲妻...

並んでいたろうそく

一瞬のうちにくずれる

 

Julian Brescanu in Republic of Moldova contributed his tanka to us in 2011.

Julian says about himself as follows: 

Julian Brescanu, male, born 1968, live in Republic of Moldova, currently work as an organist at the Lutheran church, Chişinău. My main interests are poetry and music. I write poetry and prose as a hobby in different languages. Sometimes I compose music. A great appeal has for me Japanese culture, especially Japanese literature. I try to use traditional genres of Japanese poetry in my works, for example haiku, tanka, haibun.
Sincerely,
Julian Brescanu
 

 

a jetplane unseen
leaving a long shining trail
on the evening sky
perhaps nobody is up
for feeling lonely

 

見えないジェット機

輝く長い跡を残して

夕方の空に

恐らく誰も起きていないでしょう

孤独感のために

one day last summer
a large compact cloud hung low
over the next door house
as though a torn piece of sky
had descended close to earth

 

昨夏のある日

大きくまとまった雲が下にかかっていた

隣の家の上に

まるで千切れた空の一片が

地にぴったり降りたかのように

 

for the thousandth time
again down this narrow path
hurrying to work
past these charming willow trees
admiring their quiescence

 

千回も

再びこの狭い小道を下って

仕事に急ぐ

このすばらしい柳の木々を通り過ぎ

沈静に感心しながら


pencil on paper
I poise confused, unable
to transmit the sense
this evening is so much like
all other evnings and yet..

 

紙の上の鉛筆

構えてはいるが、混乱し、できない

その感覚を伝えることが

今宵はとってもそんな感じのようだ

他の全ての宵のようだ それでもやはり..


a spring day`s radience
busy people hurrying on
having cell phone talks
feeling themselves great in things
not knowing they are petty

 

春日の輝き

多忙な人たちが急いでいる

携帯電話で話をしながら

自分が大物であると感じながら

小物であることを分からないで

 

The next posting ‘For New Year 2012 (3)’ appears on January 21.

 

Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

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