World Haiku Series 2019 (44) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

World Haiku Series 2019 (44)

Haiku by Erin Castaldi

 

dust motes

in the darkened dayroom

a straight flush

Published in Hedgerow Spring Issue 127, 2019

 

ほこり

暗くなった娯楽室

ストレートフラッシュ

 

coo

the latitude between

drooping petals

Published in International Haiku Conference Anthology 2019

 

ハトの鳴き声

間の広さ

しおれる花びら

 

on the wind

scent of thunder

and honeysuckle

Published in PoetryPea Podcast September 16, 2019

 

風に乗って

カミナリとスイカズラの香り

 

pepper blossoms

cupped fingers lift

late Spring mist

Published in PoetryPea Podcast September 16, 2019

 

コショウの花

カップ状の指が上がる

晩秋の霧

 

happy 80th birthday

in the rafters

a lonesome dove

 

八十歳のお誕生日おめでとう

垂木に寂しい鳩

 

terrarium

the walking stick is

summer light

 

テラリウム

ステッキは夏の光

 

neighbor’s fountain

call all the birds

away

 

隣人の噴水

すべての鳥を呼ぶ

離れて

 

silver candle

sticks, I choose broken

book ends

 

銀色のろうそく立て、

私は壊れたブックエンドを選ぶ

 

birdsong

beyond thunderous traffic

find me!

 

鳥の囀り

激しい往来を超えて

私を見つけて!

 

kindness

a light too faint

to be spilled

 

親切

こぼれるにはかすかすぎる光

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

I would like to thank you for the invitation to submit haiku to this event.

I appreciate the opportunity. Most of my works are on themes related to living on the coast.

I reside on a river in New Jersey and it provides me with much inspiration and nature abounds.

 

Short bio:

Erin Castaldi has been published in over a dozen journals and anthologies including Blithe Spirit, Seashores, Wales Haiku Journal, Presence and Akitsu Quarterly.

Instagram acts as a showcase for her haiku set to the pictures inspiring her art.

She has a passion for travel.

Erin’s work can be found on Instagram: @haiku_gurl and http://www.facebook.com/ErinCobb-Castaldi.

She writes from Southern New Jersey.        

 

 

3 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (44) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

  1. Wow!! Beautiful haiku. e.g.
    kindness
    a light too faint
    to be spilled

    Thanks Erin Castaldi.

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