World Haiku Series 2019 (42) Haiku by Ed Bremson

World Haiku Series 2019 (42)

Haiku by Ed Bremson

 

spring…
crosswalk signals
chirping

Spring 2013 The Mainichi Daily and Asahi Shimbun

 

春…

横断歩道信号

囀っている

 

rainy spring night
her yellowed goodbye note
slightly damp

June 12, 2018 Autumn Moon Haiku Journal

 

雨の春の夜

彼女の黄ばんださよならのメモ

わずかに湿っている

 

in a peaceful field…
elephants’ memories of
human cruelty

November 2016 Third prize, Kusamakura Contest

 

平和な野において…

人間の残酷な行為の象の思い出

 

perfect storm…
sounds of relief
the day after

November 2017, Haiku Master Week 3 NHK Haiku Masters TV, Japan

 

完璧な嵐…

安堵の音

翌日

 

setting sun
blazing in the crape myrtle
wings of a redbird

16th Mainichi Haiku Contest Honorable Mention 2012

 

夕日

百日紅の木で真っ赤に燃えている

レッドバードの翼

 

cloudy day…
too late, too late
oh, Nagasaki

August 2012 Asahi Shimbun, Japan

 

曇りの日…

遅すぎる、遅すぎる

ああ、長崎

 

autumn night…
the death of a star
in the sea

Grand Prize winner, World Haiku Competition 2018

 

秋の夜…

ある星の死

海中に

 

doing laundry…
getting my wife’s clothes ready
to donate

October 2017, Haiku Master Week 1 NHK Haiku Masters TV, Japan

 

洗濯をしている…

妻の衣服の寄付の準備をしている

 

autumn…
her white chrysanthemums
also died

October 2012 7th International Kukai “White” first prize winner

 

秋…

彼女の白菊もなくなった

at the end
of the wrong road taken
a flower

September 2017, runner-up Week 3 NHK Haiku Masters TV, Japan

 

道を間違えた最後に一本の花

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Ed Bremson is an award-winning haiku poet, who has been published in various Japanese and English language journals.

In 2017-2018 he was three times NHK Haiku Master of the Week on Japanese TV.

He has won prizes in the Kusamakura contest, Santoka contest, Bulgarian Cherry Blossom contest, as well as grand prize in the 2018 World Haiku Competition. Ed lives in Raleigh, NC, USA.

10 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (42) Haiku by Ed Bremson

  1. cloudy day…
    too late, too late
    oh, Nagasaki

    Nice haiku written.
    Thanks Mr Em Bremson.

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