World Haiku Series 2019 (93) Haiku by Ken Sawitri

World Haiku Series 2019 (93)

Haiku by Ken Sawitri

 

1.

even inside

this drizzling rain

pomegranates

 

Published for the 3rd time in  “Ardea”, Issue 6, September 2016 http://ardea.org.uk/issue-6/sawitri.html

Published for the 2nd time in “Living Haiku Anthology”, July 18th, 2016

Published for the 1st time in “Right Hand Pointing”, issue 95, “Haiku”

http://www.righthandpointing.net/95-ken-sawitri

 

中でさえ

この霧雨

ザクロ

 

2.

friday morning

from the white mosque porch

cry of a swan

 

Published for the 2nd time in “Haiku Commentary”, April 11th, 2017 https://haikucommentary.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/ken-sawitris-friday-morning/

Published for the 1st time in “Chrysanthemum” 19, April 15th, 2016 http://www.chrysanthemum-haiku.net/media/Chrysanthemum_19.pdf

 

金曜日の朝

白いモスクのポーチから

白鳥の鳴き声

 

3.

hazy moon

the clear sound

of a thudding nutmeg

 

“Wild Plum” 3.1 Spring & Summer Issue, March 1st, 2017 https://wildplumhaiku.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/1417/

 

かすんでいる月

ゴツンと落ちるナツメグの澄んだ音

 

4.

keeping a neat nest in his head an abandoned scarecrow

 

“Under the Basho” 2014, One-Line Haiku

http://www.underthebasho.com/2014-issue/one-line-haiku/1413-ken-sawitri.html

 

頭にこぎれいな巣をのせている 放棄された案山子

 

5.

Memory of the atomic bomb

morning light’s

ticking

 

 

“Chrysanthemum” 21

Click to access Chrysanthemum_21.pdf

 

原爆の記憶

朝の光の斑点模様

 

6.

no evening news

a coal-oil lamp beyond the window

getting brighter

 

 

Published for the 2nd time in “Daily Haiga”, January 25th, 2017 http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2002/-no-evening-news-by-ken-sawitri-indonesia

Published for the 1st time in European Quarterly Kukai 12th Edition, Winter 2015 http://europeankukai.blogspot.co.id/2015/12/results-of-european-quarterly-kukai-12.html

 

イブニングニュースなし

窓の向こうにある石炭オイルランプ

より明るくなる

 

7.

ocean of ink

I drink

my tea

 

“Daily Haiku”, August 3rd, 2015

http://www.dailyhaiku.org/haiku/2015-august-03

 

インクの海

私はお茶を飲む

 

8.

pomegranate harvest a summer tank rattled off its emptiness

 

“Under the Basho” 2016

http://underthebasho.com/2016-issue/one-line-haiku/1732-sawitri,-ken.html

 

ザクロの収穫 夏のタンクが空っぽさからガラガラ音を立てた

 

9.

spring light

in every leaf

a song

 

Published for the 2nd time in “Akisame”, Issue 32:1, April 3rd, 2016

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/1879

Click to access 907f11a28a3fcd535b205e0dd1a03d65.pdf

 

Published for the 1st time in The 139th World Haiku Association Haiga Contest, February 2016 http://www.worldhaiku.net/

 

春の光

すべての葉に

 

10.

whirring street cars –

a bell cricket snatches

the silence

 

 

Published for the 2nd time in “Ardea”, Issue 5, September 28th, 2015 http://ardea.org.uk/issue-5/sawitri.html

Published for the 1st time in “Cattails”, January 2015

 

ブンブン音を立てて旋回する路面電車 –

鈴虫がひったくる

沈黙を

 

–Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

A brief biographical statement :

Ken Sawitri was born in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at the Universitas Indonesia (Jakarta).

She was a Psychology & Education editor of  “Ayahbunda” magazine (1995-1998).

She writes haiku for Japan (Akita International Haiku Network, Asahi Haikuist Network, “The Mainichi”, “NHK World” TV) and other international publications.

She dedicated her haiku for her motherland in “Listen, The Spice Whispers, haiku from Indonesian archipelago” https://indonesiainmyhaiku.wordpress.com/ and noted her journey in writing haiku in “Give Yourself A Kiss”

http://thisissawitri.blogspot.com.

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