World Haiku Series 2019 (109)
Haiku by Maria Tirenescu
rose in the rain –
my grand mother sighing
near the window
Honorable Mention, 73nd Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest
empty room –
in the clay vase
a dry daisy
Selected, The 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
summer rain –
the rhythm of country dance
on the wooden table
Honorable Mention, 72nd Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest
Hokusai exhibition –
the child’s dream is to see
Selected, 7th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
a cherry branch in blossom
for no one
International Honourable Mentions, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2017
lilac flowers –
an old man wipes his sweaty forehead
with the back of his hand
Honorable Mention, the 20th Mainichi Haiku Contest
old letters –
the forget-me-not flower
falling from an envelope
First Prize, Haiku Annual for fixed form Contest of the Journal of Romanian-Japanese cultural interferences HAIKU
an old woman hugs
the Mount Fuji’s picture
Special Recognition/Lauréates, Fujisan Haiku, 2013
evening quiet –
from time to time a flake falls
toddler’s cry –
a praying mantis
on the wooden floor
Third Prize, Autumn Diogen Haiku Contest 2013
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Maria Tirenescu is was born in Sacel, Maramures, in 1949.
She is a mathematics teacher at Cugir, Romania.
Her poems have been published in the magazines Haiku and Albatross ( Romania), Gong (Frace ) and Ploc! (magazine online, France).
She is present in the anthologies in Romania and in the publications Mainichi and Asahi (Japan).
She has won various prizes for haiku in Romania, Japan, France and India. She has published four volumes of haiku and a volume of haibun.
Here are 11 photos presented by Ms. Maria Tirenescu for the World Haiku Series 2019, which will inspire you to write more haiku, I hope.