World Haiku Series 2019 (16) Haiku by Anne Curran

World Haiku Series 2019 (16)

Haiku by Anne Curran

 

as she turns to leave
my mother’s
girlish smile

Valley Micropress, June, 2010

 

彼女が振り向いて去るとき

私の母の少女のような笑顔

 

lamp light
Buddha’s features
flicker

Kokako 13, 2010

 

ランプライト

仏の顔立ちがちらつく

 

birthday hug .

ninety five candles

lighting up her smile

‘Paper Wasp’, June 2016

 

誕生日の抱擁

95本のろうそくが彼女の笑顔を照らす

 

a felt daisy

on Nana’s beanie…

sunshine yellow

Kokako 24, Feb 2016

‘Failed Senryu’

 

フェルトディジー

ナナのビーニーに…

サンシャインイェロー

 

half moon –

how many years

remaining for me

Femku, 10/4/2019

 

半月 ―

私のために何年が残っている

 

his hand moves

as if to caress …

dementia ward

New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology 2018

‘The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation’

 

彼の手が動く

愛撫するかのように…

認知症病棟

 

summer heat
overripe plums spill
into a bowl

Shamrock journal

 

夏の暑さ

熟れすぎたプラムがこぼれる

ボウルの中に

 

a man alone

on a porch …

smoke unfurling

Bones journal

 

ポーチに一人の男…

煙が広がる

 

sunset drives

a lone swimmer

towards a Norfolk pine

‘A Fine Line’, September 2011

 

サンセットドライブ

泳者が一人

ノーフォークの松に向かって

 

long after

they are spoken –

her words of love

Femku August 2019

 

ずっと後に話される ―

彼女の愛の言葉

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Please find a photo attached of me with a fellow haijin and friend Elaine Riddell. This photo was taken at a recent book launch of New Zealand haiku in Tauranga New Zealand. 

 

A brief Biography

Anne Curran is a Hamilton haijin. She grew up in a loving family of seven siblings in Hillcrest, Hamilton.

In her early twenties, she worked as an English teacher in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, Japan. She remembers this time with deep gratitude to her host family and friends. She started to write Japanese verse forms around year 2005.

She was instantly hooked by the haiku challenge, and has continued to write haiku and tanka verse since then for publication in journals around the world.

She remains grateful to the local and international haiku community for their encouragement and support. 

 

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