World Haiku Series 2019 (196) Haiku by Vladimir Šuk

World Haiku Series 2019 (196)   

Haiku by Vladimir Šuk                              

     

in a deserted village
richly lives an ivy
all over the fences

 

無人の村で

ツタが豊かに生きている

フェンス中に

 

shadows of youth

on the bank of a lake

in recall

 

若者の影

湖のほとりに

思い出

 

reflection of trains

the lake is calm

only the bridge trembles

 

列車の反響

湖は穏やかです

橋だけが震える

 

old fishermen

and curly pelican

near the net are in silent

 

老漁師

そして巻き毛のペリカン

網の近くで沈黙

 

unhappy past

offers a bitter smile

to the future

 

不幸な過去

苦い笑顔を差し出す

未来へ

 

migrants –

soft borders of Europe lures

into distant dreams

 

移民

ヨーロッパの穏やかな国境は魅力となる

遠い夢

 

in the bell tower
breathless end of the rope
an old bell-ringer

 

鐘楼に

息をのむロープの先端

年老いたベルリンガー

 

across a dry bed
driven by a strong wind
dust flows

 

乾燥した川床を横切って

強風にさらされ

ほこりが流れる

 

the sunset

a ship on the horizon sails

towards the moon

 

日の入り

水平線上の船が進む

月に向かって

 

with the singing of the birds

magnolia blossoms

at a snail’s pace

 

鳥のさえずりで

モクレンの花が咲く

カタツムリのペースで

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Mr. Vladmir Šuk kindly and delightedly presented three photos of haiku for the World Haiku Series 2019.

 

Bio:                                                                                                         

VLADIMIR ŠUK was born on March 5th 1956 in Zagreb, lives in Oroslavje.

He graduated from the Faculty for Foreign Trade in Zagreb, worked in tourism and was the head of the People’s Academy, Oroslavje.

He is the licenced judge for the nord skiing and a secretary of the union of the Ecological associations for the County of Krapina-Zagorje.

He is a painter and a caricatu-rist, a member of the art workshop Lipa from Gornja Stubica, with several exhibitions behind him.

He has published poetry since grammar school and has been represented in a number of joint poetry collections, journals, recitals and festivals of kajkavian lyrics and music, and poetry in Croatian literary language.

He has received a number of awards for his poetry. He is a member and among the founders of Croatia-Zagorje literature association, a member of Eco-paper, Oroslavje, and a member of several editorial journals and

magazine teams.

So far he has published a book The heart lies not and a poetry collection

in the Kajkavian dialect.

Haiku he publishes in joint collections and journals in Croatia and Japan, takes part in haiku recitals in Croatia. Ready for publishing are his three haiku collections.

He is among the authors in the Anthology of Croatian Haiku poetry 1996-

2007 and 2008-2019 “An Unmown Sky” and in the Registry of the Haiku Foundation.

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