World Haiku Series 2019 (132) Haiku by Natalia Kuznetsova

World Haiku Series 2019 (132)

Haiku by Natalia Kuznetsova

 

in the rubble –

staring into the sky

a crippled doll

 

World Haiku Festival, Nagasaki, 2010, Honourable Mention

 

がれきの中

空を見つめている

手足の不自由な人形

 

grave-visiting day –

the family reunion

in its entirety

 

The Asahi Hauikuist Network, December1, 2017

 

墓参りの日

家族の再会

一家全員で

 

the storks’ empty nest

on the roof of the closed church …

my unborn child

 

World Haiku Review, March 2018, Second Prize

 

コウノトリの空の巣

閉ざされた教会の屋上に…

私の生まれてない子供

 

refreshing water

from a decrepit well …

the old man’s wisdom

 

The 22nd Kusamakura Competition, 2017. Kumamoto City Award

 

さわやかな水

老朽化した井戸から…

老人の知恵

 

ashes to ashes…

the young widow looks up –

double rainbow

 

World Haiku Review, June 2015, Editor’s Choice

 

灰から灰へ

若い未亡人が見上げる

二重の虹

 

spellbound

listening to the silence …

super moon

 

The Mainichi, December 4, 2015

 

魅了されて

沈黙に耳を傾けている…

スーパームーン

 

a wheelchair-bound boy

watching a kite get loose …

boundless skies above

 

World Haiku Review, January 2015, Second Prize

 

車椅子の少年

凧が解き放たれるのを見ている…

上方の無限の空

 

bare trees

waiting for the miracle –

early spring

 

The 72nd Basho Haiku Contest, 2018, Honorable Mention

 

裸の木

奇跡を待っている

早春

 

retirement …

turning the final page

in this suspense book

 

The Asahi Haikuist Network, March 2018

 

退職

最終ページをめくる

このサスペンスブックで

 

twelve strokes to midnight

‘tween the past and the future …

endless space above

 

European Quarterly Kukai, Winter 2014

 

真夜中まで12ストローク

過去と未来の間…

無限の空間

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Natalia Kuznetsova, Russia

English language teacher, translator, poet.

She started to write haiku in English in 2007 and since then has participated in numerous competitions worldwide and has received various awards.

Her haiku and senryu have been published in many countries in traditional and online publications.

She is included in The Haiku Foundation Registry and is on the list of “European Top Most Creative Haiku Authors” 2010-2018

Here are six photos kindly and delightedly presented by Ms. Natalia Kuznetsova for the World Haiku Series 2019.

 

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2019 (132) Haiku by Natalia Kuznetsova

  1. a wheelchair-bound boy

    watching a kite get loose …

    boundless skies above
    ….
    All soulful haiku with beautiful photos.

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