稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (33)

2020年5月 短歌

May 2020, Tanka

All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳

 

<桜のシーズンに/ In the Season of Sakura>

 

由利本荘市の「八塩いこいの森」の桜に五首

―Five pieces to Yashio Ikoi no Mori in Yurihonjo, Akita, Japan-

  It is “Peaceful Forest”.

1.

 

 

一山にかすみわたれる桜花 恋ふる身たれぞ彩ぬりたるか

 

One mountain…

cherry blossoms

hazing over…

who painted one

in love?

 

2.

 

 

黄桜に八重の桜のあかる妙なす森そよぎ鶯の啼く

 

in the forest…

between yellow cherries

and double cherries

blooming in light colours

a warbler sings in breezes

 

3.

 

 

湖のみわたの水面おだやかに若葉をうつす…終は始まり

 

the surface 

of a deep green pool 

of the lake

reflecting fresh leaves

…the end starts the start

 

4.

 

 

広角に松のもとより湖(うみ)を見む 遠くうたかたの幸福の橋

 

seen

from the foot of a pine tree

by the wide-angle

Bridge of Happiness

is bubbling afar

 

5.

 

 

 

コロナ禍閉ざす扉開け少年ら桜の園でひろくたはむる

 

opening the door

closed by Coronavirus

boys are

playing freely

at Cherry Blossom Paradise

………………………………………………………………………

6.

 

ほのぼのと春の日差して野はしづみ燃えつきし家はあとかたもなし

 

tranquil…

the spring sunshine into

the wild field

turning from the site

nothing remains of the burnt house

 

7.

 

フラワームーンと異国よぶ望月 群青に澄む夜空をわたる

 

Flower Moon

named in the foreign county…

the full moon

shining serene

in the clear indigo blue sky

 

8.

 

 

COVID-19その猟人はいまかいまかと待ちかねて家(や)にこもりをり

 

eagerly…

expecting the hunter

of COVID-19

I stay home

silently

 

9. 

 

ヤマボウシ青々きざす…コロナ禍の終熄ねがふ童(こ)らを見るごと

 

Yamaboushi

shooting lushly

as if

kids prayed for the end

of Coronavirus

 

※Yamaboushi’s English name is Dogwood. The Japanese name was named from the flower form like Yamaboushi whose meaning is mountain monk or armed priest.

 

10.

 

 

み墓べにそふ一本(ひともと)の桜花 コロナ禍翳る里の守かも

 

in the graveyard

the cherry tree

may be

a guardian spirit of the village

against Coronavirus

 

2 thoughts on “稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (33)

  1. I love this because it’s contemporary and yet not disrupting the traditional style if writing. Not really a fan of haiku that is not connected to nature. These are the perfect way to reflect reality of today through nature’s perspective x

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