World Haiku Series 2019 (95) Haiku by Lan Diep

World Haiku Series 2019 (95)

Haiku by Lan Diep

 

1.

 

in a moments blink

silently the sun returns

having never left

 

瞬く間に

静かに太陽が戻る

去ってしまったことは決してない

 

2.

 

this form of being

awakes to the light of truth

made so by darkness

 

この形の存在

真実の光に目覚める

闇によってそのように作られた

 

3.

 

holding on

a petal so soon

must let go

 

しっかりつかまっている

すぐ花びらは

手放す必要があります

 

4.

 

whispering blossoms

dear, is it winter or spring?

I too, am confused

 

ささやく花

ねえ、冬なの、春なの?

私も混乱しています

 

5.

 

In a day

a flower blossomed

I saw you

 

一日で

花が咲いた

あなたが見えました

 

6.

 

can you hear?

my heart calling out

silent sounds

 

聞こえますか?

私の心が叫びます

音なき音を

 

7.

 

sitting here and now

held captive by a blue sky

Buddha says no-thing

 

今ここに座って

青い空に囚われた

仏は無言

 

8.

 

What is this? Sunshine!

Hungry eyes feast on blossoms

Pot-bellied bees…bliss!

 

これは何? 日光!

空腹の目には花がごちそう

ミツバチ…至福!

 

9.

 

when in attention

a thought arises loudly

among poppies

 

注目しているとき

大声で思いが浮かぶ

ケシの中で

 

10.

 

connected through love

a fragile lotus blossom

lets go: illusion

 

愛でつながっている

もろい蓮の花

手放す:錯覚

 

11.

 

Fears of existence

Truth is the only refuge

From summers ashes

 

存在の恐怖

真実は唯一の避難所です

夏の灰から

 

12.

 

in early autumn

a leaf is separated

even nature feels

 

初秋に

葉が離れている

自然でさえ感じる

 

13.

 

seeing swiss mountains

snowy as the lovely swan

this traveller dreams

 

スイスの山を見る

美しい白鳥のように雪が降る

この旅行者が夢見る

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Lan Diep was born in Vietnam, belongs in Australia. 

Organisational Change Designer, Advocate for Generative Wisdom Cultures, Community Builder, Truth Seeker, Zen Meditator, Haikuist, Fire Dragon and Dreamer.

In sunshine, she recalls memories of belonging in nature.

As a teenager, at the gateway of sleep reality, she often dreamed of vast fields of wildflowers basking in the summer sun.

She is a dreamer.

Some might call her an idealist.

She loves to dream of spaces that recognise and realise the experience of presence: embodied, energised and connected.

So that, in service of the whole, they return back to flow, re-integrated and healed.

Perhaps she is not dreaming, beyond time and space, possibly the sunshine and wildflowers are all part of who she is.

4 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (95) Haiku by Lan Diep

  1. A wonderful production. Beautifully presented. Thank you, Sensei! Ichikawa Jennifer.

  2. can you hear?
    my heart calling out
    silent sounds

    Wonderful imagination in haiku. Thanks.

  3. Ms. Ichikawa, thank you very much for a nice comment! Lan is much inspired by the comments of the readers. Thank you again. Hidenori Hiruta

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