World Haiku Series 2019 (171) Haiku by Sonja Buljević

World Haiku Series 2019 (171)

Haiku by Sonja Buljević

 

The sand

on the sea bed

glistens with silence

 

海底で

沈黙しながら輝く

 

Lacy sea

around the girl bather’s neck

scattered pearls

 

レイシー海

女の子の水着の首の周りに

散りばめられた真珠

 

Warm sand

In my eye a reflected sunray

from an empty shell

 

暖かい砂

私の目には反射した太陽光線

空の貝殻から

 

Countless footsteps …

the sand and the scent of salt

intertwined

 

無数の足音

砂と塩の香り

絡み合う

 

Spring light

flows into my room

glistening

 

春光

私の部屋に流れ込む

きらめきながら

 

The light …

so green within

the leafy treetops

 

内はとっても緑

葉の茂った梢

 

Twitter of Spring –

the wind entangled itself

in the blooming tree top

 

春のツイッター

風が巻き込まれた

花の咲いている梢に

 

Hiding behind me

when facing the moonlight

my shadow’s footsteps

 

私の後ろに隠れて

月明かりに直面したとき

私の影の足音

 

The first snow

fluttering – a little girl

spreads her arms

 

初雪

舞っている–小さな女の子

腕を広げる

 

Dawn – under the street lamp

the workers change

the billboard poster

 

夜明け–街灯の下

労働者が変わる

看板のポスター

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Bio:

Sonja Buljević was born in Rijeka on September 20, 1949. The Grammar school she graduated from is in the town Rijeka (Zamet*). Afterwards, she entered the Secondary School for educators, with the goal of becoming a teacher. Love for language led her to the Pedagogical Academy, where she graduated in the Croatian Language and librarianship.

After graduation, Sonja Buljević worked in Grammar Schools in her native town, cherishing her love for language, especially for her hometown’s Chakavian dialect. Her life’s path has taken her to the town of Buje, on the peninsula of Istria, where she spent most of her working years at the Grammar School Mate Balote, as a teacher of Croatian till her retirement.

Thereupon, Sonja Buljević discovered haiku poetry and fell in love with it, writing haiku, haibun and tanka. Haiku has become her unfailing source of inspiration and motives from Nature in her environment. With her haiku she takes part at almost all the haiku competitions and recitals in Croatia, and abroad. Sonja Buljević is included in the Anthology of Croatian Haiku An Unmown Sky 2 (Ivanić-Grad, 2018).

Her love towards literature she has successfully transferred to her pupils, being proud of her attainment. They have taken part at a large number of literary and haiku competitions, gaining high results, often recognized and awarded for their work.

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