World Haiku Series 2019 (51) Haiku by Gail Oare

World Haiku Series 2019 (51)

Haiku by Gail Oare

 

April snow

two robins in the holly bush

an octave apart

 

四月の雪

モチノキのブッシュに二羽のロビン

オクターブ間隔

 

frigate in dry dock

the spider on the mainmast

hoists a moth

 

乾いたドックのフリゲート艦

メインマストのクモが蛾を高く揚げる

 

overcast sky

walking amid a rainbow

of pigeons

 

どんよりした空

ハトの虹の中を歩く

 

September pop concert

the syncopation

of canning lids

 

九月のポプコンサート

缶蓋のシンコペーション

 

old guitar

remembering where I once

had callouses

 

古いギター

私がかってどこでカルスを持ったか

覚えている

 

outside the hospital

a cushion of gauze

in the robin’s nest

 

病院の外

ガーゼのクッション

ロビンの巣に

 

memorial day

the parade lengthens

by a new war  

 

記念日

パレードが長くなる

新しい戦争によって

 

Illumination

hundreds of wicks

from the pens of poets

 

イルミネーション

数百の芯

詩人のペンから

 

old ladies leaning in

their friendship

their bones

 

老婦人たち

友情に寄りかかっている

彼女たちの骨

 

Valentine’s Day

the hole in her

martini olive

 

バレンタインデー

彼女のマティーニオリーブの穴

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Gail Oare is a retired science publishing executive living in the US who writes and pretends she can play guitar, Scottish small pipes and English concertina.

She has published more than two hundred short and long poems, music, short stories and magazine articles.

She is grateful for the windows of possibilities opened by the haiku-writing community.

 

Here are four photos presented by Ms. Gail Oare, which will inspire you to write more haiku.  

 

 

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2019 (51) Haiku by Gail Oare

  1. memorial day
    the parade lengthens
    by a new war

    Beautiful haiku and photographs. Thanks Gail Oare

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