World Haiku Series 2019 (163)
Haiku by Rosa Maria Di Salvatore
the taste of salt
on my lips
of her cheeks
in his eyes…
painting my lips
shorts and shirt…
a girl runs
of rose petals
a thin rain
outside the window…
smell of autumn
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Rosa Maria Di Salvatore, born in Catania (Italy) where she lives, has a degree in foreign languages and literatures and has been a teacher of English literature in the secondary schools.
When she retired, having more free time, she has had the opportunity to express her emotions and sensations and she has begun her poetic activity. She loves writing haiku and other forms of poetry both in Italian and English.
Her poetries, published in several literary magazines and anthologies, have let her to collect a lot of flattering awards.
She has published eight collections of poetries… one of these is a collection of haiku and tanka whose title is “In the shade of the cherry-trees in bloom” – Il Convivio Editore – Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) – 2017.
Her haiku are published in on-line magazines and journals –
Incense Dreams, Le Lumachine, Memorie di una geisha, Otata, Stardust Haiku, Luca’s Lily Pad, Chrysanthemum, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, The Mainichi, Haikuniverse, Hedgerow, Autumn Moon Haiku, The Haiku Foundation, Failed Haiku and many others. Some of her haiku were translated into German and published in Chrysanthemum. She was selected to the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors (2018).