World Haiku Series 2019 (45) Haiku by Ernesto P. Santiago

World Haiku Series 2019 (45)

Haiku by Ernesto P. Santiago

 

dawn breaks 

the cheap hue

of desk light

 

夜明けの休憩

デスクライトの安くさい色合い

 

global warming

my Armani wallet

starts to crack

 

地球温暖化

私のアルマーニ財布

割れ始める

 

crossing points . . .

these bats can see

the future

 

交差点…

これらのコウモリは未来を見ることができる

 

green grass – 

getting used

to patching things up

 

緑の草-

物事をまとめあげるのに慣れている

 

blogging . . .

my random thoughts

yellow as lemon

 

ブログを行う…

私の手当たり次第の思いつき

レモンのような黄色

 

flags at half mast

the silent cry

of the wind

 

半旗

風の沈黙の叫び

 

outdoor fireplace –

a wolf is howling,

for comfort?

 

屋外の暖炉-

オオカミが遠吠えしている、

快適さを求めて?

 

swan song . . .

to my ears, the swan

not yet a song

 

白鳥の歌…

私の耳に、その白鳥

まだ歌ではない

 

sky no copyright can be claimed

 

空は著作権を主張できません

 

spring bud

the mother’s womb

soon to open

 

春の芽

母の子宮

まもなく開く

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Ernesto P. Santiago, Philippines / Greece

Brief Bio: 

Ernesto P. Santiago spends all his free time by dividing it between here and there trying to learn something.

He is too small for his ego. He is enough for himself.

His haiku has been widely published and anthologized, in prints and online. Born in Philippines, he lives in Greece, where he still continues exploring the poetic myth of his senses.

Publication Credits:

dawn breaks – winner, Financial Times Workplace Haiku Contest, November 11, 2015

global warming – Haiku News Vol. 1 No. 30

crossing points . . . – Ginyu #59, 2013, Japan

green grass – Shamrock 26, 2013, Ireland

blogging . . . – Best of 2012, Mainichi Daily News, 2012, Japan

flags at half mast – Presence #47, December 2012, UK

outdoor fireplace – First Prize, Diogen Winter Haiku Int’l Competition 2012

swan song . . . – paper wasps 18(1), summer 2012, Australia

sky – Frogpond 35:2, 2012, USA

spring bud – Runner up, The 1st Vladimir Devide Haiku Award 2011, IAFOR

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