World Haiku Series 2019 (25) Haiku by Claude Lopez-Ginisty

World Haiku Series 2019 (25)

Haiku by Claude Lopez-Ginisty

 

Little boy crying

Nobody ever told him

That his cat would die

 

泣いている子

誰も彼に言わなかった

彼の猫が死ぬことを 

 

Imprisoned dreams

All the books of my bookshelves

Are waiting for eyes 

 

閉じ込められた夢

私の本棚のすべての本が目を待っている

 

Great calm of this night

Clad in the many shadows

Walking in silence

 

この夜のあたり一面の静けさ

多くの影に覆われている

無言のまま歩く

 

Heaven and earth talk

Cloud and mist mixed together

In the hands of trees

 

天と地が話す

木々の手の中で雲と霧が混ざり合っている

 

O great intellects

Allow your indifferent eyes

To contemplate flowers

 

おお、すばらしい知性よ

あなたの無関心な目に花々をじっと見させてください

 

The wisteria writes

a long and violet sentence 

On the old grey wall

 

藤が書く

長いスミレ色の文を

古い灰色の壁に

 

Alas one cannot

Tame any wild weed

Or train a rose-tree

 

悲しいかな

人は野生の雑草を飼い馴らすことが出来ない

またバラの木を訓練することが出来ない

 

Your soul must travel

In the high ocean of clouds 

To attain your dreams 

 

あなたの魂は旅をしなければなりません

高い雲の海で

あなたの夢をかなえるために

 

On the narrow lines

Of the poems he inspires

Bashō walks again

 

彼が霊感で作り出す詩の細い行の上を

芭蕉は再び歩く

 

Bashō my master

Sitting calmly near his pond

Had his little frog

 

芭蕉 私の師匠

彼の池の近くに穏やかに座っている

小さな蛙を持っていた

 

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

Bio:

Claude Lopez-Ginisty: French citizen living in Switzerland. Former teacher of English and French literature. Translator, Blogger (Poetry in French and English:

https://bashonosuhaisha.blogspot.com;

https://courtildespoemes.blogspot.com/;

http://tiptoeinginthedusk.blogspot.com/)

 

Here are photos of Bashō Museum, Bashō Memorial Park, and Bashō Inari Jinja Shrine in Fukagawa, Tokyo, Japan, presented by Hidenori Hiruta.

 

 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (25) Haiku by Claude Lopez-Ginisty

  1. Excellent! I enjoyed every haiku poem you shared. Here is one I recently wrote myself. Blessings to you.

    An arising fog
    Dances on the crystal lake.
    Symphony of youth.

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