World Haiku Series 2019 (83) Haiku by Jovanka Božić

World Haiku Series 2019 (83)

Haiku by Jovanka Božić

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a silent veteran
sips a cup of sorrow –

in a shot

 

無言の退役軍人

悲しみの杯を少しずつ飲む ―

一杯を

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A lonely man

 withstands frost

together with a jumping dog

 

孤独な男が霜に耐える

飛び跳ねる犬と一緒に

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high tones

in the opera house – deep silence

of the audience

 

オペラハウスの高音―

聴衆の深い沈黙

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flaming up

from flattened poppies

hiding our love 

 

平らなケシから燃え上がっている

私たちの愛を隠している

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Jessamine smells again

in old folks home

Through a sad story

 

ジャスミンがまたにおう

お年寄りの家で

悲しい物語を通して

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from afar

the thunder echoes

with her fear  

 

遠くから

雷が響く

彼女の恐怖と共に

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cracked soil caused

by the drought – scorched ž

grass blades wetted by tears 

 

干ばつによるひび割れ土壌

―焦げたž

涙で濡れた草の葉

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palm tree in the room

 what a comfort? –

 thirst for nature

 

部屋のヤシの木

快適さはどう? ―

自然への渇き

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water surface –

the sun moves

mountaintops

 

水面―

太陽が山頂を動かす

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alive underground

the meadow awakens

full of molehills

 

地下で生きている

牧草地が目覚める

モグラで一杯

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the great love

with the scent of gifted tulips

fading away

 

偉大な愛

贈られたチューリップの香り

しぼんでいく


— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Jovanka Božić was born on January 20th ,1953, in Vrelo (Ub). Now she lives in Valjevo, Serbia, Europe. She is teacher of sociology.

She published her study Art in the light of award (1995). She had her collection haiku poems Transparent cloud (2000). This book was published in Romanian 2001, (bilingual Serbian – Romanian edition).

At the 14th Poetry haiku fest in Odžaci (2003) she was awarded with the second prize for haiku poem. Again she was awarded with the second prize in 2011.

In the second international poetry senryu competition of the magazine Lotos she was awarded with the second prize. Her poems are published in three international haiku collections of Lotos.

Her poems are published in the haiku anthology Above emptiness (2002). She published the collection of stories “Zraci” (Rays) in 2015.

Jovanka Božić received the merits at the 2nd  “Kusamakura” International  Haiku Competition, at the City of Kumamoto (Japan), in 2017.

As a painter she participated in 30 art colonies in her country and abroad. She presented her works on individual and group exhibitions.

 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (83) Haiku by Jovanka Božić

  1. கவிச்சுடர் கா.ந. கல்யாணசுந்தரம் says:

    all haiku poems are fine.

    palm tree in the room

    what a comfort? –

    thirst for nature………….this one is great. Best Wishes.

  2. Beautiful collection of poetry.
    ..

    high tones
    in the opera house – deep silence
    of the audience

    Thanks

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