World Haiku Series 2019 (60) Haiku by Henryk Czempiel

World Haiku Series 2019 (60)

Haiku by Henryk Czempiel

 

all these names

whispered by grandma

family album

 

(Asahi Shimbun, November 2019)

 

これらすべての名前

おばあちゃんに囁かれた

家族のアルバム

 

drought

spotting a crack

after a shave

 

(Asahi Shimbun, September 2019)

 

干ばつ

亀裂を見つける

ひげ剃りの後

 

cherry blossoms

opening a rusty wicket

to the neighbor

 

(Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2019)

 

桜の花

錆びたくぐり戸を開く

隣人に

 

family dance

around the young cherry tree

its first blossom

 

(The R. H. Blyth Award, 2019)

 

ファミリーダンス

桜の若木の周りで

その初めての花

 

finger drawn heart

on the snow-covered grave

Valentine’s Day

 

(23rd Indian Kukai, 2018)

 

指で描かれた心

雪で覆われた墓の上に

バレンタインデー

 

fireplace

from love and divorce letters

the same gray ash

 

(26th Indian Kukai, 2018)

 

暖炉

愛と離婚の手紙から

同じ灰色の灰

 

jubilee

he discreetly adjusts

her wig

 

(European Kukai, 2018)

 

祝祭

彼は慎重に調整する

彼女のかつらを

 

train whistle

all heads on the platform

in one direction

 

(30th ITOEN Oi Ocha Shinhaiku Contest anthology, 2019)

 

汽笛

プラットフォームの全ての頭

一方向に

 

autumn or winter

listening to Vivaldi

in the park

 

(Stardust Haiku, Issue 35, 2019)

 

秋か冬

ヴィヴァルディを聴く

公園で

 

cherry blossoms

in the grandma’s room

a new wide window

 

(11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest anthology, 2019)

 

桜の花

おばあちゃんの部屋の中

新しい広い窓

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Henryk Czempiel is from Poland, born in 1965, member of Polish Haiku Association.

5 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (60) Haiku by Henryk Czempiel

  1. In addition, first publications:

    all these names – Asahi Shimbun, November 2019
    drought – Asahi Shimbun, September 2019
    cherry blossoms / openning… – Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2019
    family dance – The R. H. Blyth Award, 2019
    finger drawn heart – 23rd Indian Kukai, 2018
    fireplace – 26th Indian Kukai, 2018
    jubilee – European Kukai, 2018
    train whistle – 30th ITO EN Oi Ocha Shinhaiku Contest anthology, 2019
    autumn or winter – Stardust Haiku, issue 35, 2019
    cherry blossoms / in… – 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest anthology, 2019

    Henryk

  2. Wonderful expressions…

    family dance
    around the young cherry tree
    its first blossom

    Thanks to Henryk.

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