World Haiku Series 2019 (52) Haiku by Garry Eaton

World Haiku Series 2019 (52)

Haiku by Garry Eaton

 

the smell of fish guts

from my father’s tackle box

tobacco smoke

 

私の父の釣り道具箱から

魚の内臓の匂い

タバコの煙

 

the death

of a genealogist

no one notices

 

系図学者の死

誰も気づかない

 

white horses

my mount’s mane lifted

by sea wind

 

白い馬

私の馬のたてがみが持ち上げられた

海風で

 

slippery slope

a runaway shopping cart

and its homeless man

 

滑りやすい坂道

制御できないショッピングカート

そしてホームレスの男

 

tour bus rest stop

nothing quite like 

a warm toilet seat

 

観光バスの停留所

暖かな便座とはほど遠い

 

Mayan temple

a trickle of bats

at sunrise

 

マヤ寺院

コウモリのゆっくりとした流れ

日の出

 

the water clearing 

to disclose

imaginary trout

 

水の清掃

架空のマスを取り出すために

 

holding the rake

over the fire

autumn leaves

 

レーキを持って

焚き火の上に

秋の葉

 

autumn leaves

I add orange peel

to the potpourri

 

秋の葉

私はオレンジの皮を加える

ポプリへ

 

maternity ward

hard looks when I shake

the gumball machine

 

分娩室

ハードに見える

私がガムボールマシンを振り動かすと

 

–Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Garry Eaton is a Canadian poet from British Columbia, is published occasionally in the major haiku magazines, and volunteers as the digital librarian for The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

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