World Haiku Series 2019 (177) Haiku by Taofeek Ayeyemi (Aswagaawy)

World Haiku Series 2019 (177)

Haiku by Taofeek Ayeyemi (Aswagaawy)

 

neighbours
rushing to their clothes –
sudden rain

 

Frogpond, Vol. 42.2, Spring 2019

 

隣人たち

衣服に急ぐ

突然の雨

 

gentle sun –
a mamba sneaks out
for warmth

 

Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2019

 

穏やかな太陽

マンバが忍び寄る

暖かさを求めて

 

winter deepens –
the cat’s prey escapes
its grip

 

Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2019

 

冬が深まる

猫の獲物が逃げる

捕まえられないように

 

Sallah Eve . . .
the distant noise
of traders

 

Presence, Issue 64, 2019

 

サラーイブ...

遠い騒音

貿易業者たちの

 

July rain . . .
passersby fasten pace
around a dung pit

 

The Mamba, Issue 8, 2019

 

7月の雨...

通行人は歩調に注意を注ぐ

糞穴の周りで

 

New Year shopping . . .
a housefly sticks in a
candy wrapper

 

新年の買い物...

イエバエはついて離れない

キャンディーの包みに

 

a falling leaf
clashes with a sparrow . . .
autumn wind

 

落ち葉

すずめとぶつかる...

秋の風

 

colder nights . . .
the muezzin calls
late

 

寒い夜...

礼拝への呼びかけ人が呼びかける

夜遅く

 

Democracy Day —
a chameleon changes
its colour

 

民主主義の日

カメレオンが変える

その色を

 

the cassava farm . . .
two grass cutters pick
race

 

キャッサバ農場...

2人の草刈が選ぶ

競争を

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Bio:

Taofeek Ayeyemi fondly called Aswagaawy is a Nigerian writer and legal practitioner whose haiku have appeared in The Quills, Cicada’s Cry, Akitsu Quarterly, Modern Haiku, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Seashores, Presence, The Mamba and elsewhere.

He won the Honorable Mention Prize in the 1st Morioka International Haiku Contest (2019).

3 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (177) Haiku by Taofeek Ayeyemi (Aswagaawy)

  1. This is a literal museum to be visited at each time. Thanks to the author and the publishers.

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