World Haiku Series 2019 (7) Haiku by Alexey Andreev

World Haiku Series 2019 (7)

Haiku by Alexey Andreev

 

girls’ day

on every icicle’s tip

a drop of sun

 

(Woodnotes #28, Spring 1996)

 

女の子の日

一滴の太陽がすべての氷柱の先端に

 

Statue of Liberty

a wasp hangs over

your ice cream

 

(Frogpond 38:1, Winter 2015)

 

自由の女神像

スズメバチがあなたのアイスクリームに

迫っている

 

firefly in the dark

don’t touch it

an ex-soldier says

 

(21st Mainichi International Haiku Contest 2018: Honorable Mention)

 

暗闇の中のホタル

「触らないで」と元兵士が言う

 

parting

the smell of dust

when the rain starts

 

(Chrysanthemum # 18, 2015)

 

ほこりのにおいからの別れ

雨が降り始めるとき

 

homeward bound

I still bear

a pebble in my shoe

 

(NHK Haiku Master of the Week, 2017)

 

帰り道

私はまだ靴の中の小石に耐える

 

summer’s gone

dragon footprints

under the maple

 

(Acorn #35, Fall 2015)

 

夏が過ぎた

ドラゴンの足跡がモミジの下に

 

first chill

in my son’s telescope

trembling moon

 

(RiAus Sci-ku Contest 2015, 1 place)

 

最初の寒さ

息子の望遠鏡に

震えている月

 

winter

pinned to my wall

Hokusai’s “Great Wave”

 

(Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, 1996)

 

私の壁にピンで留められた

北斎の「大波」

 

the year’s end

looking for stars

among snowflakes

 

(Golden Haiku Contest 2015, Runner-Up)

 

年の暮れ

星を探している

雪片の間に

 

ayatori

the light of childhood

in granny’s eyes

 

(Kusamakura International Haiku Competition 2015, 2nd Prize)

 

綾取り

子供の頃の光がおばあちゃんの目に

 

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—  Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Alexey Andreev was born in 1971 in Novgorod, Russia. Graduated from Leningrad State University as a mathematician. He wrote his first English haiku in 1994, as a member of the Shiki Mailing List. In different years, he served as a computer scientist, a journalist, a cyberpunk writer, and the creator of the first Russian haiku e-zine Haiku.ru. Now he lives in Moscow.

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