World Haiku Series 2019 (131) Haiku by Natalia Koff

World Haiku Series 2019 (131)

Haiku by Natalia Koff

 

Winter

 

coal in fireplace

spicy coffee with plum pudding

Christmas time

 

暖炉の石炭

梅プリン入りスパイシーコーヒー

クリスマスの時期

 

morning freshness

white rice in green grass

first snow

 

朝の新鮮さ

青い野菜に白いご飯

初雪

 

sleigh bell ring away

snow crunch underfoot

long way home

 

そりのベルが鳴る

足元の雪の砕ける音

家に遠い道

 

Spring

 

nestlings open wide

violet yellow mouths

crocus bloom

 

ひな鳥が大きく開く

スミレ色の黄色い口

クロッカスの花が咲く

 

fleet of pink clouds

at the foot of Fuji

time to contemplate sakura

 

ピンクの雲の艦隊

富士山麓

さくらを鑑賞する時

 

alluring jasmine scent

nightingale trellis in a grove

I am melting in your arms

 

魅惑的なジャスミンの香り

木立のナイチンゲールトレリス

私はあなたの腕の中で溶ける

 

Summer

 

invisible cicadas chatter sonorously

sultry air trembles at noon

July is crown of summer

 

見えないセミのおしゃべりが響き渡る

蒸し暑い空気が真昼に震える

7月は夏の盛り

 

noon lull in old forest

blue drops scattered on the lost meadow

forest bells point the way

 

古い森の真昼の中休み

失われた草原にまき散らされた青い滴

森の鐘が道をさし示す

 

Autumn

 

the crimson leaf trembles

cold wind breaks through the branches

rains in November

 

紅葉が震える

冷たい風が枝を通して急に吹きつける

11月の雨

 

yellow pears in a basket

fresh cider sparkles in a glass

heady scents of autumn

 

かごの中の黄色の梨

新鮮なサイダーがグラスに輝く

秋の浮き浮きした香り

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Natalia Koff, business coach. She lives and works in Moscow.

Family and friends have always encouraged her passion for music, painting and poetry.

Traveling around the world enriched her with new impressions and gave an additional impetus to art classes.

A few years ago, she rediscovered the world of Japanese poetry – haiku. Moreover, after that she began to compose haiku in Russian and English.

About herself, she says, “I am at the very beginning of the path to understanding the Art of brevity.”

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (131) Haiku by Natalia Koff

  1. morning freshness
    white rice in green grass
    first snow…

    Beautiful haiku written by Koff. Thanks.

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