World Haiku Series 2019 (68) Haiku by Irina Rasheva-Kuzmina

World Haiku Series 2019 (68)

Haiku by Irina Rasheva-Kuzmina

 

1.

the sun is getting brighter
the girl’s next door
flaky nose

 

太陽が明るくなっています

女の子の隣

フレーク状の鼻

2.

cranes’ cry…
stealthily a stringy teardrop
brushes away an old man

 

鶴の叫び…

ひそかに糸状の涙

老人を払いのける

3.

listen…
in the snow covered forest
only heart beating

 

耳を澄まして聴く…

雪に覆われた森の中

鼓動のみ

4.

starry sky…       
there’s your soul out there
«wait for me» I whisper

 

星空…

あなたの魂がそこにあります

«待ってください»私はささやきます

5.

swallows’ chicks
are already up on the wing
but no letters

 

ツバメのひよこ

すでに飛び回っています

しかし、手紙は持っていません

6.

Комната деда
На выцветших обоях
Чайки над волной     

(Akita City Mayor’s Award, 7th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest 2018)

 

Grandfather’s room –
on the bleached wall paper
seagulls over the wave

 

祖父の部屋–

漂白された壁紙に

波の上のカモメ

7.

late autumn…  
« trees became boring»    

Granddaughter says

 

晩秋…

«木は退屈になりました»

孫娘は言う

8.

to drink sake
we did not manage…
the year is coming to an end

 

酒を飲む

私たちは管理しませんでした…

年末になりつつあります

9.

a leaf on the water
moment…and  it is out
so is our life

 

水の上の葉

瞬間的…そしてそれは出て行きます

私たちの人生もそうです

10.

lively place…
shivering under an old umbrella
violinist’s dachshund

 

にぎやかな場所…

古い傘の下で震えている

バイオリニストのダックスフント

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Irina Rasheva-Kuzmina.

Born in 1947 in the city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Lives in the city of Petrozavodsk.

By education a physicist.

She worked as a research fellow at Petrozavodsk State University and taught at the Karelian branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences (now the Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

At the moment – a pensioner.

She grew up in a family where science and creativity are closely intertwined.

Dad – fought in the Great Patriotic War, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, wrote poetry and prose; mother, a doctor, was also fond of poetry; both were engaged in a theater studio.

In her youth, Irina tried herself in versification.

But she seriously returned to this kind of creativity already when she retired, as there was more free time.

Today in her literary baggage are works of various genres: short stories, short stories, essays, lyric poetry.

She is a member of the Russian Union of Writers.

She turned to oriental poetry in the late nineties and, fascinated by this kind of ancient poetic genre, began to try her hand at composing haiku and tanka.

She took part in Japanese-Russian haiku competitions in the city of Akita (NRC) in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

In 2016 she was awarded a certificate of honor, in 2018 the prize of the mayor of Akita.

Despite the recognition of the work on the NRC, Irina does not consider herself a mature haijin, she is still studying.

 

Штиль на озере                           

Только облака в небе                  

Продолжают бег                           

 

Ирина Рашева-Кузьмина (Russia)

(Honorable Mentions, 5th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest 2016 )

 

The lake is still

Only the clouds in the sky

Keep on drifting

 

湖面は静かです

空の雲だけが

漂い続けています 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (68) Haiku by Irina Rasheva-Kuzmina

  1. listen…
    in the snow covered forest
    only heart beating……………………penned nicely. congratulations.

  2. a leaf on the water
    moment…and it is out
    so is our life
    ….
    So nice. Beautiful massege through the haiku. Thanks Irina Rasheva-Kuzmina for the various type creativities.

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