World Haiku Series 2019 (3) Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah

World Haiku Series 2019 (3)

Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah

 

dry savannah

the dotted castles

of anthills

The Mamba, March 2016 Issue

 

乾燥したサバンナ

点々とした蟻塚の城

 

moving in circles

the tethered goat runs

out of bleat

The Mamba, September 2016 Issue

 

輪になって

繋がれたヤギが走る

ヤギの絶叫

 

harmattan

the cowherd fades

into dust

The Mamba, March 2017 Issue

 

ハーマタン

牛飼いは見えなくなる

土ぼこりの中へ

 

temple gate—

the congregation

of worshippers’ sandals

Acorn, Fall Issue 2017

 

寺院の門―

参拝者のサンダル履きの集会

 

frothing gourd

the floating remains

of a scout bee

Akitsu Quarterly, Summer 2016 Issue

 

泡立っているヒョウタン

スカウト蜂の

匂いが漂っている残り物

 

city flood

the rush of plastic waste

past a plastic collector

Modern Haiku, Issue 49:3

 

都市の洪水

プラスチック廃棄物の激流

コレクターを通り過ぎて行く

 

homeless man –

the train in and out

of his sleep

Akitsu Quarterly Fall 2019 issue …

 

ホームレスの男 ―

電車が眠りの中に

出たり入ったり

 

mangled vehicle

a dragonfly

takes the wheel

Presence Journal, issue #64

 

壊れた車両

トンボが車輪を乗っ取る

 

offering sack

my coin drops

onto another

Presence Journal, issue #64

 

献金袋

私のコインが落ちる

別のコインの上に

 

fishless day

the fisherman’s shadow

part of a rock

Presence Journal, Issue #62

 

魚の釣れない日

漁師の影が岩の一部になっている

 

day’s end

the roadside beggar puts on

a new cloth

Failed Haiku Journal, January Issue 2019

 

一日の終わり

道端の乞食が新しい布を身につける

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio

Adjei Agyei-Baah, a leader in the growing movement of Afriku, was born on June 29, 1977, in Kumasi, Ghana. He is the author of several collections of haiku and senryu poetry including Afriku (2016), Ghana 21 Haiku (2018), and Piece of My Fart (2018). He is the co-founder of Africa Haiku Network and co-editor of The Mamba (Africa’s first international haiku journal).

4 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (3) Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah

  1. Such a beautiful collection, I found the imagery in

    ‘temple gate—
    the congregation
    of worshippers’ sandals’ and

    and

    ‘homeless man –
    the train in and out
    of his sleep’

    especially striking. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Enjoyed “the tethered goat runs out of bleat”! 🙂

    And I love haiku about trains:

    homeless man –
    the train in and out
    of his sleep

    Adjei Agyei-Baah
    Akitsu Quarterly Fall 2019 issue

    Lovely set of poems!

    warm regards,
    Alan

  3. Thank you, my creative friends. It’s a pleasure reading my poems and sharing thoughts in return. I feel honoured, humbled and inspired.

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