World Haiku Series 2019 (181) Haiku by Tomislav Maretić

World Haiku Series 2019 (181)

Haiku by Tomislav Maretić

 

train rumbling

over the iron bridge  –

crickets again

 

電車がゴウゴウ音を立てて進む

鉄橋を越えて

再びコオロギ

 

lights of Paris –

only the moon the same

as in Croatia

 

パリの明かり

月だけが同じ

クロアチアと

 

a long night –

under the bedside lamp,

dead poets

 

長い夜

ベッドサイドのランプの下に

死んだ詩人

 

I feel autumn

even in her kiss: a cold nose

and warm lips

 

秋を感じる

彼女のキスにさえ:冷たい鼻

そして暖かい唇

 

evening chill –

a stray tomcat warms himself

on the car’s hood

 

夕方の寒さ

迷子の雄ネコが自分を温める

車のボンネットの上で

 

old cypresses

leading me to your grave –

ah, memories!

 

古い糸杉

私をあなたの墓に導く

ああ、思い出!

 

clatter of a walnut

rolling on the roof…

drops into silence

 

クルミのカタカタする音

屋根の上を転がっている

静寂に落ちる

 

a boy offers popcorn

with his trembling hand –

approaching fawn

 

少年がポップコーンを差し出す

震えている手で

子鹿に近づいて

 

winter morning –

our baby tapping

from her belly

 

冬の朝

私たちの赤ちゃんが軽く打ちつける

彼女のおなかから

 

snow in the morning –

pajama-clad children

at the window

 

朝の雪

パジャマを着た子供たち

窓際に

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Bio:

Tomislav Maretić (March, 03.1951) is a MD (a specialist for infectious diseaseses) from Zagreb city, Croatia.

He has been writing haiku for almost forty years and his haiku have received several awards and prizes.

He lives in Gornje Vrapče, a picturesque village near the Croatian capital city with his wife and four children.

4 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (181) Haiku by Tomislav Maretić

  1. Thank you,
    esteemed Hidenori Hiruta in translation,
    and Tomislav on the beautiful Haiku and
    on good observation!

  2. Dear haiku poets, or haijin, thank you very much for nice comments. Sharing haiku with fellow haijin is my great pleasure. Hidenori Hiruta

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