World Haiku Series 2019 (23) Haiku by Brett Brady

World Haiku Series 2019 (23)

Haiku by Brett Brady

 

1-

 

    white owl 

waning into amber

        red moon

 

白いフクロウ

琥珀色に

赤い月

 

2-

 

    at the altar. . .

a cherry petal falls

     from her sole

 

祭壇で…

桜の花びらが落ちる

彼女の靴底から

 

3-

 

   empty nest,

a torrential downpour

      filling it

 

空の巣、

豪雨で一杯

 

4-

 

   desert sage

caressing the senses

        a lone cricket

 

砂漠の賢者

感覚を優しく扱う

孤独なコオロギ

 

5-

 

    dewdrops . . .

every blade of grass

        a prairie moon

 

露のしずく…

あらゆる草の葉

大草原の月

 

6-

 

    park bench. . .

her hand resting on his

       white cane

 

公園のベンチ…

彼女の手が彼の白い杖に置かれている

 

7-

 

   lightning–

a fly’s wing flutters 

      off the web

 

稲光—

ハエが羽ばたいてクモの巣から飛ぶ

 

8-

 

   embedded-echoes. . . 

a meandering river

        unearths another

 

埋め込まれた反響…

蛇行した川の発掘から

別の川

 

9-

 

   dark

deepening

         silence

 

暗闇

静寂を深める

 

10-

 

  flute notes

fluttering

     petals

 

フルートの音

その音で花びらがひらひら舞い落ちる

 

Harold G. Henderson Award

~ Second Place ($100) ~

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Note:

    flute notes
fluttering
       petals

 

Brett Brady, Haiku, Hawaii

 

A delicate and enchanting haiku with an interesting pivot that crosses from sound to sight. Sound also subtly plays its part in the structure of this poem: alliteration and “slant” assonance (flute/fluttering) support the content, as does the layout of the poem. There is a mysterious presence, too. Air, in the forms of breath and breeze, is the spirit, unseen and unheard, that moves both petals and flute notes. Might Ariel be passing by?

 

 

Bio:

Brett Brady has lived and worked in many places both domestically and abroad, working as a teacher of the gifted, talented, deaf, and multi-handicapped.

He taught grammar school, high school and university, and had a Montessori school when his daughter was of an age to attend it. He attended USC and received his postgraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

He is an accomplished musician, poet, director, and author. His poetry and songs are award winning, and many of his haiku and senryu are published worldwide.

Brett now lives in Haiku (yes, that’s a town in Maui) Hawaii. And Until the eruption of May ’18 on the Big island where he lived for nearly 30 years, and raised his daughter in the lush beauty of its terrain and life-style.

update:

In spite of recently having disastrously lost most everything, Brett was awarded (for his work regarding the Lei Lani Est lava flow(s) experience), a number of haiku prizes, and some very prestigious critiques.

All during these past two years, especially poignant considering. Remarkably, he also simultaneously secured the Haiku Society of America’s Harold G. Henderson Award (2nd Prize) for his outstanding 2018 entry in that contest.

 

Lastly, here is a photo presented by Brett Brady.

 

 

 

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