World Haiku Series 2019 (57) Haiku by Heike Gewi

World Haiku Series 2019 (57)

Haiku by Heike Gewi

 

#1

peony dreams —

in that strange land the geese fly

the other direction

 

牡丹の夢-

その見知らぬ土地で雁が飛ぶ

別の方向に

 

#2

First mammography – 

I feel naked 

without glasses

 

最初のマンモグラフィ -

裸のような感じ

眼鏡をかけないで

 

#3

coffee grounds –

reading

about failed war policy

 

コーヒー農場-

読書

失敗した戦争政策について

 

#4

monastery –

carrying carefully the master’s thoughts

to the edge

 

修道院-

マスターの考えを注意深く運ぶ

末端まで

 

#5

White Monday —

seven decades between these 

and those peonies

 

ホワイト マンデー –

この牡丹とあの牡丹の間の70年

 

#6

Winter clouds

pulling and pushing 

a child’s wet bed

 

冬の雲

子供の濡れたベッドを

引いたり押したり

 

#7

Hunt Safari.

Was the wisdom of elephants

ever

in their teeth? 

 

狩猟旅行。

象の知恵は

これまでに

歯の中にあっただろうか

 

#8

Fair Trade.

A foreign word

while buying bananas.

 

公正取引。

外国の言葉

バナナを買いながら

 

#9

Black Nile waters 

the cotton fields 

and this night sky 

 

黒いナイル川の水

綿花畑

そしてこの夜空

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Heike Gewi * 1964 

Passionate haiku poetess, whose work has been published in Germany and abroad.

Author of three Haiku books and co-author of a book devoted to Japanese linked verses.

Married. Mother of two and a caring gardener.

5 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (57) Haiku by Heike Gewi

  1. Delightful senryu…I am especially drawn to #2. It illustrates so well the incongruity of the situation.
    Thank you…

  2. Hiruta-san…I am a new member, and I would like to post some haiku. Please tell me how to proceed. Many thanks… Ely

    On Mon, Feb 24, 2020, 15:01 Akita International Haiku Network wrote:

    > Hiruta posted: “World Haiku Series 2019 (57) Haiku by Heike Gewi #1 > peony dreams — in that strange land the geese fly the other direction > 牡丹の夢- その見知らぬ土地で雁が飛ぶ 別の方向に #2 First mammography – I feel naked wi” >

  3. Thank you very much for your comment.
    Please send 10 haiku by e-mail, according to the guidelines below.
    Title: World Haiku Series 2019
    Theme or topic: Any one is OK.
    10 haiku: 10 of your favorite English haiku. It is no problem whether published or unpublished.
    Please send your brief bio and your photo, too.
    E-mail address: shhiruta@nifty.com
    Hidenori Hiruta

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