World Haiku Series 2019 (80) Haiku by John Parsons

World Haiku Series 2019 (80)

Haiku by John Parsons

 

carved trunk of a beech

nick names scar over

above shoulder height

 

ブナの彫刻が施された幹

ニックネームの後が残っている

肩の高さより上に

 

day of reflection

we stare through windows

at winter rain

 

反射の日

私たちは窓を見つめる

冬の雨で

 

river’s bend

the merest swirl a sign

of deep currents

 

川の曲がり

一番ささいな渦

深い流れの標識

 

old padlock

for years rusted to a seaside

safety rail

 

古い南京錠

海辺に錆びて何年も

安全レール

 

gulls on sea’s edge

idly check beneath wings

waiting scraps on the tide

 

海の端のカモメ

翼の下でぼんやりチェック

潮に乗っているスクラップを待っている

 

my slow steps

in time with a herons neck

through reeds

 

私ののろいステップ

サギの首に合わせて

葦を通して

 

dew pond on the hill

ringed by hoof prints

and bird song

 

丘の上の露のおりた池

ひづめの跡で響いていた

そして鳥の歌で

 

hidden beneath

the netsuke even more

superb carving

 

下に隠されていた

根付はずっと見事な彫刻

 

engraved in wax

on the old table, fragments

of a thousand words

 

ワックスで刻まれた

古いテーブルの上に、

千の言葉の断片

 

hour of the fox

tracks cross, he briefly stares

then steps into shadows

 

キツネの時間

足跡が交差する、彼は簡単に見つめます

次に影の中に歩み入る

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Here are photo haiku presented by Mr. John Parsons.

 

 

 

 

Bio:

John Parsons  is an artist and poet, my work can be seen on the internet at

https—oldcontemporaries.com   or  johnrparsons.blogspot.com

He has been writing haiku now for at least fifty years, at present he publishes regularly in Blithe Spirit, Kokako, and Ko magazines.

He has had six books of haiku published and one of tanka, as follows…………

Choosing The Stone, Hub Editions, On the Journey Home, Hub Editions,

Overhead Whistling, Labyrinth Books, In A New Garden, Alba Publishing, So Briefly Here, tanka, published by Labyrinth Books Beneath The Lighthouse is haiku and tanka, Labyrinth Books.

He is also on Wikipedia too, as JohnRichardParsons.

edited list of awards

Hackett Award, Blithe Spirit, runner up 2005

Kikakuza Haibun Comp,1st Grand Prize 2009

Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest 3rd 2009

Winter Moon Haiku Comp 2nd prize 2010

Ukiah Haiku Competition 2nd runner up 2010

Aichi Prefecture Board of Education 2nd 2010

3rd Yamadera Basho Competition runner up 2011

3rd Kikakuza commended 2011

Klostar Ivanic 1st Grand Prix 2012

HSA Merit Book Awards (Kanterman) 2nd 2011/12

Basho Memorial Museum Contest1st 2012

Vladimir Devide 2nd 2012

Kumamoto City 1st Grand Prix 2012

Diogen Best Summer Haiku 3rd 2012

2nd Genjuan Haibun Contest honourable mention 2013

Spring Senryu Diogen 2nd 2013

Museum of Literature Award BHS 2013

Museum of Literature Award HSA 2013

Best of Issue Frogpond USA 2013

Touchstone Award Haiku Foundation 2013

Ito En Ocha Merit Award 2014

Genjuan Haibun Competition (An) Cottage Prize 2014

Basho Memorial Museum Competition Joint Second 2016

Basho Festival Haiku Competition Honourable Mention 2016

Genjuan Haibun Competition (An) Cottage Prize 2017

 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (80) Haiku by John Parsons

  1. Dear Sir, When will my Haiku appear ? Thank you Regards

    Mohammad Azim Khan

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Dear Mr. Mohammad Azim Khan,
    Your fine works of haiku will appear at the beginning of June, probably on June 2.
    The order is decided by the initial of the first name, so haiku appears from the initial A of the name of the poet.
    You can find your order through the article “The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019” on the website below.
    https://akitahaiku.com/2019/12/01/
    Best regards,
    Hidenori Hiruta

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