World Haiku Series 2019 (144) Haiku by Pamela A. Babusci

World Haiku Series 2019 (144)

Haiku by Pamela A. Babusci

 

2:00 AM

the drip of lingerie

after lovemaking

 

still (2000)

 

午前2:00

ランジェリーのしずく

愛撫の後

 

after the divorce 

a tattered moon 

in every window

 

5th Yamadera Bashô Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest (2013) 

 

離婚後

ぼろぼろの月

すべての窓に

 

autumn equinox . . . 

the last sip of 

chrysanthemum tea

 

 Magnapoets 3 (January 2009)

 

秋分

菊茶の最後の一口

 

winter seclusion . . .

mandarin oranges 

in a blue bowl 

 

10th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2018

 

冬籠り

マンダリンのオレンジ

青いわんに

 

first snow

he lightly brushes

her mastectomy scars

 

Second Place Betty Drevniok Award 2019

 

初雪

彼がそっと触れる

彼女の乳房切除の傷跡に

 

unfaithful husband

weeding the garden

non-stop

 

First Place 21st Mainichi Haiku Contest 2018

 

不貞な夫

庭の雑草を取っている

休みなく

 

i climb the mountain with my eyes never ending snow

 

Museum of Haiku Literature Award 1995

  (note: this is a one-line haiku)  

 

終わらない雪を目に入れながら山に登る

 

before the monk 

& his walking stick 

ageless mountain

 

60th Ueno Bashô Festival Contest (2006), Selected Haiku 

 

僧と錫杖の前に

永遠の山

 

candescent moon . . .                         

buddha dripping 

liquid light

 

Basho Haiku Festival Anthology 2003

 

白熱の月

仏陀がしたたり落としてしている

液体の光を

 

deep autumn … 

walking barefoot 

on my mother’s grave

 

White Lotus 9 (fall/winter 2009)

 

深い秋

裸足で歩く

母の墓で

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Ms. Pamela A. Babusci kindly and delightedly her haiga photo for the World Haiku Series 2019.

 

 

Bio:

Pamela A. Babusci, is an internationally award-winning haiku/tanka & haiga artist.

Some of her awards include: Museum of Haiku Literature Award, First Place Mount Fuji Tanka Contest (Japan)

First Place Mainichi Haiku Award including Full Moon Tide :

The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards, Taboo Haiku, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka

Vol.1,The Delicate Dance of Wings, Chasing the Sun: selected haiku from HNA

2007 and Moonbathing: a journal of women’ s tanka. She was also the logo artist for Haiku

North America in NYC in 2003 and Haiku North America in Winston-Salem, NC in 2007. 

Her haiga (haiku/tanka with painting) have been  featured on Haiga-on-line, The Haiku

Foundation, Simply Haiku, Frameless Sky numerous haiku & tanka journals.

She has collaborated with several figurative and abstract painters in Rochester, NY at art galleries/shows.

Pamela is the founder and editor of: Moonbathing: a journal of women’s tanka, the first all-women international tanka journal.

Her e-mail:  moongate44@gmail.com

 

11 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (144) Haiku by Pamela A. Babusci

  1. Beautifully crafted haiku showing how we can get close to the Japanese aesthetic of “MA” 間 a seemingly empty space in the haiku yet full of unspoken words.

    Wonderfully powerful and poignant tanka with its calligraphy of rain.

    warm regards,
    Alan Summers
    Call of the Page

  2. many thx Hiruta for publishing my haiku & haiga in this wonderful series. many blessings

  3. Wow! Absolutely love this poem. Although you have written many great ones, this one really touched me.

  4. 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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