World Haiku Series 2019 (35) Haiku by Donna Wootton

World Haiku Series 2019 (35)

Haiku by Donna Wootton

 

The clock downstairs chimes

Counting one, Counting two, three

Awake at night

 

階下の時計が鳴る

1時、2時、3時を打つ

夜目覚めている

 

A book on haiku

on a shelf behind glass doors

Ancient wisdom

 

俳句についての本

ガラスの扉の後ろの棚の上

古代の知恵

 

Under pale moonlight

ideas form into words

Welcome Muse visit

 

淡い月明かりの下

アイデアが言葉になる

ミューズの訪問を歓迎

 

Buds burst on branches

A snail clings to the warm earth

England’s early spring

 

枝に芽がはじける

カタツムリが暖かな地にしがみつく

イギリスの早春

 

Wishing for gardens

And harmony with nature

Welcoming spirit

 

庭への願い

そして自然との調和

歓迎の精神

 

Space for a garden

Natural world revered

Imagination

 

庭のためのスペース

尊敬される自然界

想像

 

Spiritual world

Follow nature’s winding path

Enthusiasm

 

精神世界

自然の曲がりくねった道をたどる

熱意

 

Reflecting water

Cannot see what is not known

Longevity life

 

反映する水

知られてないものは見えない

寿命

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Donna Wootton is a retired teacher turned author who has published novels, short stories, poetry/haiku and creative nonfiction.

Donna is an amateur dancer and qualified teacher of MMM (Margaret Morris Method).

She is a continuing student of tai chi, NIA and Essentrics.

She also stays active by walking, hiking and skiing.

 

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