World Haiku Series 2019 (151) Haiku by Prisca Furlong

World Haiku Series 2019 (151)

Haiku by Prisca Furlong

 

1.

 

 

The dragon breathes fire

The tortoise moves cautiously

They keep their distance

 

ドラゴンは火を噴く

カメは慎重に動く

彼らは距離を保つ

 

2.

 

 

Shooting into life

Away from life thwarted

A twist of nature

 

命を吹き込む

挫折した人生から離れて

自然の急変

 

3.

 

 

Silent connections

Away from the madding crowd

A halcyon day

 

静かな関係

狂った群衆から離れて

穏やかな日

 

4.

 

 

Isolated soul

Sups at the bowl of nature

Human ants scurry shop

 

孤立した魂

自然のボウルで夕食をとる

人間的な蟻が店を急がせる

 

5.

 

 

The chime tolls outside

The gate to sanctuary

The bench seat is hard

 

チャイムが間を置いて鳴る

聖域への門の外で

ベンチシートは硬い

 

6.

 

 

Lone soul in the dark

Precariously perching

Facing dawning light

 

暗やみの孤独な魂

不安定に止まっている

夜明けの光に直面しながら

 

7.

 

 

Not their turn this time

A different perspective

Soaring high and free

 

今回は彼らの番じゃない

別の視点

空高く自由に飛んでいる

 

8.

 

 

Goodbye two for tea

While nature plays normally

Solo pastimes reign

 

お茶には二人はさようなら

自然が普通に遊んでいるのに

単独の気晴らしが支配している

 

9.

 

 

Guestless tea-garden

Birdsong the only chatter

Wind the only breath

 

お客のいないお茶会の庭

鳥のさえずりが唯一のおしゃべり

風が唯一の息吹

 

10.

 

 

The glass is half full

Nature fills the empty space

The World is healing

 

グラスは半分まで満ちている

自然が空の空間を満たす

世界がいやしてくれる

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Here is my short bio on Haiku:

I started writing haiku on Day One of going into government enforced isolation because of COVID-19. Over the past few years I have created a beautiful Japanese garden to be close to and work with nature, to contemplate and to relax. It is here I spend my isolation in perfect peace and harmony – Prisca Furlong.

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (151) Haiku by Prisca Furlong

  1. Great to share haiku and read others’ work from all over the world … thanks to Hiruta!

  2. Net working is everything in our INTERNATIONAL lives and this connection between Prisca Furlong and Hiruta sensei says it all. Congratulations to you all. X

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