World Haiku Series 2019 (137) Haiku by Nicole Pottier

World Haiku Series 2019 (137)

Haiku by Nicole Pottier

 

cherry fragrance –
in a pink whirlwind
passionate kiss

 

さくらんぼの香り

ピンクの旋風の中で

情熱的なキス

 

flag’s still flying –
just a few memories carried
by the wind

 

旗はまだ翻っている

ほんの少しの思い出が風で運ばれている

 

Titanic-
in the waves roaring
radio silence

 

タイタニック

ごうごうと鳴る波の中に

無線停止

 

summer heat –
buried under pebbles
creek melody

 

夏の暑さ

小石の下に葬り去られた

小川のメロディー

 

transit area –
travellers and cockroaches
both in a hurry

 

トランジットエリア

旅行者とゴキブリ

両方急いでいる

 

children’s story –
in the old man’s eyes
patch of blue sky

 

童話

老人の目の中に

青空の斑点

 

lunar eclipse —
drawing empty circle
with black ink

 

月食

空の円を描いている

黒インクで

 

forest fires-
memories of summer
get smoky smell

 

山火事

夏の思い出

煙の匂いがする

 

fall colours –
a bleeding bird burrows
into the flowers

 

紅葉

出血している鳥が花の中に隠れる

 

end of the year –
as fast as lightning
last brushstroke

 

年の暮れ

稲妻と同じくらい速い

最後の筆

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Brief bio :

Nicole Pottier is a french haiku poet. Her haiku poems and haiga regularly appear in many languages in reviews like Haiku, Albatros (Romania), Haiku Canada (Canada), Ploc!, Haikouest (France), Diogen Pro Kultura ( Croatia), World Haiku Association (Japan).

In 2014, she won the First Prize in the international Haiku Foundation Contest (USA) for her haiku in English in the traditional category, and a third prize in the 19th international contest « Kusamakura » (Japan).

In 2016, she won an honourable mention in the 20th international haiku contest « Mainichi » (Japan).

In 2017, she won an honourable mention in the 15th UkiaHaiku festival in the Jane Reichhold International category (USA).

She’s member of the board of « Haiku review », in the  Romanian Society of Haiku (Bucharest).

Since 2019, she is redactor for the review « Albatros », published by the Haiku Society of Constanta where she is member since 2017. She is the organizer of the annual haiku contest of this society.

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (137) Haiku by Nicole Pottier

  1. Dear Hiruta san,

    Thanks a lot for publishing these haiku and for translating them into Japanese!
    I’m very glad to be part of World Haiku Series! It’s a great honor for me.

    Best regards,
    Nicole Pottier

  2. Dear Nicole san,

    Thank you very much for your comment!
    We are most grateful to you for having shared your fine works of haiku with our haiku friends in the world!

    Best regards,
    Hidenori Hiruta

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