World Haiku Series 2019 (161) Haiku by Roberta Beach Jacobson

World Haiku Series 2019 (161)

Haiku by Roberta Beach Jacobson

 

wild thyme

the honey

in his tea

 

Frogpond 42.3, Fall 2019

 

野生のタイム

はちみつ

彼のお茶に

 

watermelon

seeds are

half the fun

 

Golden Haiku/Golden Triangle 2019

 

スイカ

種は

楽しみの半分

 

maple tree

taps my shoulder –

shade

 

Asahi Haikuist Network, July 5, 2019

 

カエデ

私の肩を軽くたたく

日除け

 

major flood

of a single raindrop

ants retreat

 

Bacopa Literary Review, 2019

 

大洪水

一滴の雨の

アリの退却

 

woodpecker’s return –

I flip my calendar

to April

 

Bacopa Literary Review, 2019

 

キツツキの再訪

カレンダーをめくる

4月に

 

stone sundial

in city park

robins at five and six

 

Chrysanthemum No. 24, October 2018

 

石の日時計

都市公園で

5時と6時にコマドリ

 

cold winter morn

my shadow

sneezes

 

Eskimo Pie, August 2019

 

寒い冬の朝

私の影

くしゃみする

 

harsh words

softened

by pale moonlight

 

Eskimo Pie, December 2018

 

辛辣な言葉

和らげられた

淡い月明かりで

 

bison crossing road

no yield sign

necessary

 

Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective, September 2019

 

バイソンが道路を横断する

譲れの標識はなし

必要

 

gift of a forest

so we can get lost –

Cézanne

 

Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective, July 2019

 

森の贈り物

私たちは迷子になりうる

セザンヌ

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Here is a caricature of Roberta Beach Jacobson (artist: Mike Snyder).

 

Bio:

Roberta Beach Jacobson (http://www.RobertaJacobson.com) is drawn to the magic of words – poetry, puzzles, song lyrics, stand-up comic humor. As a student of tanshi (short poems), she strives to include humor whenever possible.

She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and her haiku and senryu have won several awards.

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