World Haiku Series 2019 (159) Haiku by Reshida Coba

World Haiku Series 2019 (159)

Haiku by Reshida Coba

 

homeless day

others feed them

I invite to dance

 

The Basho Festival, October 12, 2018

 

 

ホームレスの日

他の人たちは食べ物を与える

私はダンスに誘う

 

echo

resound

echo

 

エコー

こだまする

エコー

 

her doll

still

young

 

彼女の人形

まだ

若い

 

mirror

mirroring

the other

 

映している

他を

 

first wind

little leaf

learns to bent

 

初めての風

小さな葉

曲がることを学ぶ

 

an oxygen molecule not linked yet

 

酸素分子まだ連結されていない

 

river

once more

rejoin again

 

もう一度

再び合流する

 

lust

saved

for him

 

欲望

大切に残された

彼のために

 

buying mussels

they stare

at my pearls

 

イガイを買う

彼らはじっと見つめる

私の真珠を

 

leaf on leaf

joining each other

in death

 

葉の上に葉

互いに接合

死に至っても

 

sifting thru the fingers

water still

all together

 

指でふるいにかける

水はまだ

すべて一緒

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Photos at the Basho Festival

 

 

On October 12, 2018, Reshida Coba took part in one of the biggest Haiku events in Japan, the event that represents the name of Matsuo Basho, the most famous poet in the history of Japan.

In Basho’s honor every year in his hometown, Iga Ueno, Mie Prefecture, on October 12 takes place the Haiku festival with the participation of the most famous poets of Japan and the winners of the first prize for Haiku of the previous year.

 

Biography:

Reshida Coba

Live in Los Angeles for almost 20 years. Origin Albanian.

Published 3 books of Haiku

I…the Woman R

Flirt with the Universe

Letter to a Cloud

Writing poetry …mostly Erotic Poetry that comes from feminism, a women’s body is the most known and likable by readers compered by critics as Anna Akhmatova, Anais Nin.

Honored by the Artist Union Albania for the creativity and remarkable contribution to the enrichment of the poetry and the literature value bringing her innovation to contemporary Haiku poetry with a one-line Haiku and two lines in Albania.

Well suited for the job a company involved in La Mission Study Research speaking 4 languages- Albanian, Greek, Italian, English

In 2014 in Poetry Day Competition win First Prize Golden Pen Michigan

First prize in 100 HOOKED ON HAIKU of 2016-17

First Prize in 5 Annual Best Hooked on Haiku of 2018-2019

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