World Haiku Series 2019 (2) Haiku by Adam Šuligoj

World Haiku Series 2019 (2)

Haiku by Adam Šuligoj 

 

father’s room

I step out of the shadow

of his empty chair

 

父の部屋

私は父の空の椅子の影から出る

 

first summer day

splash! splash!

autumn

 

最初の夏の日

ザブン!ザブン!

 

glassy moon

we know each other well

insomnia

 

ガラスのような月

私たちはお互いをよく知っている

不眠症

 

dripping faucet

I cannot stop

time

 

ポタポタ落ちる蛇口

私は止めることができない

時間を

 

waterlilies

becoming green, becoming blue

even without Monet

 

スイレン

緑になりつつある、青になりつつある

モネがいなくてさえ

 

mountain lake

I jump first into

the sky

 

山の湖

私が最初に飛び込む

空に

 

ankle dislocation

the maple leaves on the street

dance on

 

足首脱臼

もみじが路上で

舞い続ける

 

roadless area

I play rugby

with every bramble

 

道路のないエリア

私はラグビーをする

あらゆる野バラと一緒に

 

abandoned house

in the end inhabited

by a fig tree

 

捨てられた家

ついに住むようになった

イチジクの木によって

 

40!

I ride on a new wave

of cynicism

 

40歳!

私は新しい波に乗る

皮肉の波に

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name, surname: Adam Šuligoj

Country: Slovenia

Age: 41

Education: Master’s degree in financial management

Occupation: Manager/Entrepreneur

 

 

SHORT BIO:

I was born on the 4th August 1978 in Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia. I started to write poetry in 1998 as a student and later published my poems in all Slovenian literary magazines. I became interested in haiku only recently. From time to time I send some of my haiku to international competitions.

 

Published books of poetry:

Šuligoj, Adam. 2018. Stransvet. Maribor: Amikum.

 

Haiku International Competitions – Honourable mentions:

Apokalipsa – 17th International Competition for the best Haiku 2015 – Published. (Slovenia)

Apokalipsa – 18th International Competition for the best Haiku 2016 – Honourable mention (Slovenia)

UKIAHHaiku Festival 2016 – Jane Reichhold Prize – Honourable mention (California, USA)

1st  Montenegrin Haiku Contest 2017 – Merit Award (Montenegro)

Apokalipsa – 20th International Competition for the best Haiku 2018 – Honourable mention (Slovenia)

 

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2019 (2) Haiku by Adam Šuligoj

  1. Wow!

    Just blown away by the first haiku so much, I haven’t yet looked at the others!

    father’s room
    I step out of the shadow
    of his empty chair

    Adam Šuligoj

    父の部屋

    私は父の空の椅子の影から出る

    Will now enjoy all the other haiku!

    Alan Summers
    Call of the Page

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