World Haiku Series 2019 (103) Haiku by Lucia Cardillo

World Haiku Series 2019 (103)

Haiku by Lucia Cardillo

 

1

flying light …

that butterfly doesn’t know

what winter is

vola leggera … non sa cos’è l’inverno /quella farfalla

(All’ombra del gelso – Lucia Cardillo – La Ruota edizioni Italia)

 

飛んでいる光…

その蝶は知りません

冬って何なのか

 

2

in the same puff

one blooms and the other dies …

roses

lo stesso soffio / una sboccia una muore… rose

 “Otata” – July 2018

 

同じ一吹きで

1つは咲き、もう1つは死ぬ…

バラ

 

3

promises…

already blooming in red

the pomegranate

promesse… già fiorito di rosso / il melograno

“The zen space” – summer 2018

 

約束…

すでに赤く咲いている

ザクロ

 

4

ripe figs …

all the bitterness

of an absence

fichi maturi … tutta l’amarezza / della sua assenza

Cattails – October 2018

 

熟したいちじく…

不在のすべての苦味

 

5

in the alleys

orange blossom scent …

the rest escapes me 

nei vicoli / profumo di zagare … il resto mi sfugge

Autumn moon journal spring-summer 2019

 

路地に

オレンジの花の香り…

その他のものは私を逃れる

 

6

just before

the wind rises …

peach flowers

appena prima / che il vento si alzi … fiori di pesco

haikuniverse 25/03/2019

 

直前

風が上がる…

桃の花

 

7

snow flake

light in midair …

the first kiss

fiocco di neve / leggero a mezz’aria … il primo bacio

otata January 2019

 

雪片

空中の光…

ファーストキス

 

8

white iris …

I forgive myself

for every mistake 

iris candidi … perdonando a me stessa  /tutti gli errori

otata April 2019

 

白いアイリス…

私は自分を許す

すべての間違いのために

 

9

autumn hills …

a thin layer of rust

on the swing

colline in autunno … un velo di ruggine / sull’altalena

otata October 2019

 

秋の丘…

錆びの薄い層

ブランコに乗って

 

10

autumn evening …

an old song

turns back the clock

sera d’autunno … una vecchia canzone / riavvolge il tempo

otata November 2019

 

秋の夜…

古い歌

時計を戻す

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

 

Lucia Cardillo was born and lives in Rodi Garganico (Foggia).

She works as assistant at the Umberto Giordano Conservatory of Music and writes haiku and senryu since 2016.

Her poems have been published on many blogs and online and printed magazines in the world.

 

Awards and Other Honors:

– The Mainichi Haiku in English Best of 2017; The Mainichi Haiku in English Best of 2018;

– First classified in the Haiku section of the Gustavo Pece Literary Competition 2018 – ed. La Ruota, Italy;

– Third classified in the Haiku Competition “Giappone Svelato” Bari 2019;

– Honorable Mention “Best of Issue 2019 Autumn Moon Haiku Journal”;

– Nomination for the Dwarf Stars Anthology 2019;

 

Work anthologised: Haiku Anthology Vol.2 (2017), Vol.3 – Vol.4 (2018), Vol.5 (2019) of Haiku University, ed. Saku publishing Co. ltd., Japan; Herbier Haiku (2017) ed. Graines de Vent, France; Empreintes (2018) ed. Graines de Vent, France; Enfances (2018) ed.Graines de Vent, France

 

She publishes her first haiku collection (in Italian and English) in May 2019 “All’ombra del gelso” ed. La Ruota – Italy

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