World Haiku Series 2019 (129) Haiku by Nada Jačmenica

World Haiku Series 2019 (129)

Haiku by Nada  Jačmenica

 

by Japanese camera                              

Frenchman stealing beauties

from Italians

 

日本のカメラで

イタリア出身の美女を盗み撮りするフランス人

 

sleeplessness –

the counted drops rolling

down the roof

 

不眠ー

数えられた滴が屋根の下に転がり落ちる

 

dawn –                                             

the night sky slides down                 

a cobweb thread

 

夜明けー

夜空がクモの巣の糸を滑り落ちる

 

a tom cat in rush-                             

from his mouth sticks out                 

his breakfast’s tail

 

急いでいる雄ネコー

口から朝食のしっぽ が突き出る

 

Indian summer-                                

day wrapped by the silk

and the spiders

 

小春日和ー

シルクとクモに包まれた一日

 

listening to the croaking–

the wind moved the marsh

to the South

 

鳴き声を聞きながらー

風が沼を南に動かした

 

sea and the cliff                                

in an embrace

in a struggle

 

海と崖

もがきながら抱擁

 

a ray of sunshine                      

on its way to darkness-            

mole’s fur

 

太陽光線

暗闇に向かう途中ー

モグラの毛

                                  

rain ended                                        

a sparrow baths

in the hoof’s track      

 

雨がやんだ

すずめが蹄の跡で水浴び

 

sparrows pecking                             

frozen river –                                   

barefoot

 

スズメが凍った川をつつくー

裸足

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Biography:

Nada Jačmenica was born in Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia in

1953 where she has lived all her life.

As a physiatrist, her working years she spent in the Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation in the town of Krapinske Toplice.

She is a member of Hrvatskozagorsko književno društvo (Croatian-Zagorje Literary Club) i Udruge hrvatskih zavičajnih književnika.

(Association of Croatian Homeland Writers).

She started to write in grammar school. As the time went by her interests grew towards writing short stories, essays, travelogues and dramas in the Kajkavian dialect as well. For the past few years she has dedicated herself to haiku poetry.

She takes part in a number of various literary contests and her work has been published in joint collections and post-contest anthologies respectively.

She has received several literary awards, in Croatia and abroad. So far she has published a comedy in the Kajkavian dialect “First time at the seaside” and is one of the two authors in a humorous prose-poetry collection “Forgotten laughter”.

This year, she will publish haiku collection “Petals”, both in croatian and english language.

For the past thirty years she has nurtured the visual expression in the technique of flower collage and has achieved 15 independent and 17 joint exhibitions. 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (129) Haiku by Nada Jačmenica

  1. rain ended
    a sparrow baths
    in the hoof’s track
    …. beautiful haiku. Thanks.

  2. Dear haiku poets, or haijin, thank you very much for having sent fine haiku for the World Haiku Series 2019.
    Sharing nice works of haiku is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Thanks a million again for having given such a good time, a rich source of inspiration, and a big delight. Hidenori Hiruta

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