World Haiku Series 2019 (26) Haiku by Corine Timmer

World Haiku Series 2019 (26)
Haiku by Corine Timmer
 

divorce papers—

a stray dog

adopts me

 

Published in FemkuMag, September 2018, issue four

Highly commended in the 2019 H.Gene Murtha Senryu Contest

 

離婚届―

野良犬が私を引き取る

 

in a room

filled with people—

ah, the song of a sparrow

 

Published in Blithe Spirit 29.1, February 2019

 

人で一杯の部屋の中―

ああ、スズメの囀り

 

snoozing

on a patchwork of pink moss

Mount Fuji and i

 

World Haiku Series 2019, first published by Akita International Haiku Network, 

January 13, 2020

 

居眠り

ピンクの苔のパッチワークの上

富士山と私

 

tadpoles in the river—

the little girl

in mother’s face

 

Published in Modern Haiku, issue 50.2, summer 2019

 

川の中のオタマジャクシー

母の顔の小さな女の子

 

summer thunderclap—

forgetting why we argued

 

First published in Frogpond, Vol. 41.3, Fall 2018

 

夏の雷鳴―

私たちが口論した理由を忘れてしまう

 

a slice of full moon

through the bedroom blinds

—the things we don’t tell

 

Published in FemkuMag, July 2019, issue fourteen

 

満月のスライス

寝室のブラインドを通して

―私たちが伝えていないこと

 

wafer-thin ice

on the puddle

—falling in love again 

 

First published in Ephemerae, Volume 1.B, August 2018

 

水たまりに薄氷

―再び恋に落ちる

 

cherry blossom snow

the urge to walk

barefoot

 

International Sakura Award in the 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational.

 

桜の花のような雪

歩きたい衝動

裸足で

 

the old woman shakes

her cherry blossom snow globe

—care home

 

World Haiku Series 2019, first published by Akita International Haiku Network, 

January 13, 2020

 

老婦人が揺り動かす

彼女の桜の花のような雪の世界を

―介護施設

 

snow drift

familiar things

in a new light

 

Published in Frogpond 41.2, Spring 2018.

 

雪の吹きだまり

身近なもの

新しい観点から

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Corine Timmer is an interior designer, animal lover, award-winning haiku poet, and a self-published author.

She lives in the countryside in the south of Portugal with 10 street dogs and other animals, including her beloved donkey, Lolita.

Corine’s haiku have been published in various print and web haiku journals and anthologies.

She has recently published an anthology of pig haiku in celebration of the Year of the Pig.

Corine is a member of the British and American haiku societies.

http://www.bicadeideias.com

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (26) Haiku by Corine Timmer

  1. It’s a great honor to appear on the Akita International Haiku Network and have my haiku translated into Japanese. Thank you, Hidenori Hiruta.

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