Haiku Special from the 3rd Japan – Russia Haiku Contest (4)

2015/06/09

 

The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry『詩の国秋田第6号』, whose 6th volume is posted as an e-pamphlet, features haiku special from the English haiku submitted to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2014.

A great number of haiku fans willingly sent their haiku in English to the contest from 46 countries including Japan.

They compose haiku, the shortest form of poetry of three lines, catching the haiku moment through their observation or insight.

They write haiku, seeking for “pure present”, which might express “the eternal now.”

We sincerely hope that haiku will be shared with each other, which helps us realize the pleasure of writing haiku again. 

We also hope that haiku could deepen mutual understanding and enjoyment of different cultures between those people who read or compose the poem, helping make the world peaceful.

 

Haiku Special 

 

Heinisch Martina(Germany)

 

the jewelry box

from the nursing home

flawless chestnut

 

 

Kempen Silvia(German)

 

Pines in the wind –

through the sea of ​​sand

a cat’s traces

 

Seithe Angelica(Germany)

 

the wind

catching up with me

in a dream

 

 

ten Brink Brigitte(Germany)

 

empty schoolyard

only a plastic bag

plays with the wind

 

 

Wolfgang Farin(Germany)

 

A scent of rice –

his budgie seeks balance

on the chopsticks.

 

 

Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi(Ghana)

 

leafless tree―

lifting a cup of nest

to the sky

 

 

Schismenos Marios(GREECE)

 

snow and freezing cold

make all cherry trees to bloom

in a magic world

 

 

Spyros Schismenos(Greece)

 

Melodies of a river

The silence of the forest

A bear is fishing

 

 

Auth Szilvia(Hungary)

 

I make her death

beautiful – I write night poem

on the wing of a moth

 

 

Domonkos Marcell(Hungary)

 

Life will be better

as earth and a shooting star

meet each other now

 

 

Vermes dr. Gyorgy (Hungary)

 

I stand at the shore

Of the sea channel. I use-

Imagination

 

 

A Agarwal Payal(INDIA)

 

shackled butterfly

inside jewel tank

shedding tears…

 

 

AJAYA MAHALA(India)

 

smell of new rain

water cannons stir then quell

an uprising

 

 

Asopa  Sanjuktaa(India)

 

empty clay jar-

the fullness

it its curve

 

 

Deodhar Angelee (India)

 

Matsuyama Castle –

blossom rafts carry away

 the dreams we shared

 

 

Gowri Raghavan Raamesh(India)

 

paper boat

I embark on a sea

of stories

 

 

Kala Ramesh(Indian)

 

Gita chanting 

. . . birds become

the ellipsis

 

 

Karmakar Kashinath(INDIAN)

 

cloudy day-

my mom asks my son to

thread the needle

 

 

Laxmeshwar Poornima(Indian)

 

cawing mourners

increase this pain

…miscarriage

 

 

Mannan Tahera (India)

 

fearful tiger eye

behind thick bamboo bushes

wind carries the scent

 

 

Mukhopadhyay Aju(Indian)

 

Sun’s creative impulse

in blooming lotus spreads into

crimson sky

 

 

Pravat Kumar Padhy Pravat (India)

 

castle thunder–

the light vanishes

into darkness

 

 

RADHEY SHIAM(INDIAN)

 

deserted barracks

shall be I hear

sounds of boots

 

 

Ramani Venkatesan  Ramesh Anand(INDIA)

 

still pond . . .

fading from its center

this stormy cloud

 

 

Santra Kuheli (India)

 

has the south wind come,

or the spring withered away?

clear night

 

 

Shankar Shloka(India)

 

goodbye kiss

a white blossom falls into

its own shadow

 

 

SINGH RAM KRISHNA(India)

 

a yellow spider

crouching in a corner

invisible webs

 

 

Varma Anitha(India)

 

twilight rain…

palm fronds drip moonlight

into the night

 

 

Vishnu P Kapoor(India)

 

breeze

after my candle

goes after firefies

 

 

Yesha Shah (India)

 

childless-

each morning he sips

ginseng tea

 

 

Ken Sawitri(Indonesia)

 

crescent moon

reaping all the stars

for these humble huts

 

 

Adibi Mohammad Reza(IRAN)

 

A broken bridge

once the Adam* passage…

now the clouds

 

 

Fakhriyeh Tirdad(Iran)

 

distant memories…

from the old soaked carpet

dripping water

 

 

Farsani Mohsen(Iranian  Living in Paris)

 

reed blossoms –

my grandfather’s hand

on his cane

 

 

Samaneh Hoseini Zafarani (Iran)

 

like a butterfly:

my shadow

in midnight autumn

 

 

TALEBIAN MASSIH(IRAN)

 

morning glories…

how many dead still

longing to return?

 

 

Odeh Rita(Israeli)

 

in the blizzard,

fluffing up her feathers… 

lost love

 

 

de Sabata Francesco(Italy)

 

spring breeze –

two buds protruding

through her T-shirt

 

 

We are now holding the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.

Readers are invited to send haiku about “lake” to Hidenori Hiruta at the Akita

International Haiku Network by e-mail to (shhiruta@nifty.com).  

 

By Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

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One Response to “Haiku Special from the 3rd Japan – Russia Haiku Contest (4)”


  1. Reblogged this on Listen, The Spice Whispers and commented:
    crescent moon
    reaping all the stars
    for these humble huts

    Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)

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