World Haiku Series 2019 (197) Haiku by Vladislava Simonova

World Haiku Series 2019 (197)

Haiku by Vladislava Simonova

 

Three trees behind the window

Three shades of autumn

are falling down

 

窓の背後に3本の木

秋の三色が

降りて来る

 

If the snow fall,

I will bring it in my hands

like a gift for you

 

雪が降ったら

手に取ります

あなたへの贈り物のように

 

On the edge of the roof

there is a full moon

hanging like a lantern

 

屋根の端に

満月がかかります

提灯のようにぶら下がります

 

Spring is coming

I am cleaning my boots

in the snow patch

 

春が来る。

ブーツをきれいにします

雪のパッチで

 

Sleepless night

Drops are falling from the roof

That is all…

 

眠れない夜

屋根から水滴が落ちてくる

それだけです...

 

Five, a hundred, a thousand

Every day more and more blossoms

are on the apricot tree

 

5、100、1,000

毎日ますます多くの花が

アプリコットの木につきます

 

A map on the wall

A fly has walked around the world

for three times

 

壁の地図

ハエが世界中を歩きまわった

3回

 

Noisy morning

Deaf people are talking

in sign language

 

騒々しい朝

聴覚障害者たちが話している

手話で

 

The path to West

My shadow has grown up

so imperceptibly…

 

西洋への道

私の影が大きくなった

いつの間にか...

 

The old willows

Their reflections have taken roots

into the river

 

古い柳

その影が根付きました

川に

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Ms. Vladislava Simonova kindly and delightedly presented her five favorite photos for the World Haiku Series 2019. 

 

 

Bio:

Vladislava Simonova was born in 1999 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Her father is a former military and her mother is used to be a teacher. Since childhood she has been enjoying music and literature.

In the age of 13, she finished the School of Arts (the violin class). Also she plays the piano, the ukulele, the shakuhachi (japanese bamboo flute), and the sopilka (ukrainian flute).

The first attempt in the literature she made at 5 years old, writing fairy tales and small poems.

In the age of 14, Vladislava discovered japanese poetry for herself. She writes it on Russian, but anyway she tries to keep 5-7-5 syllable form as a tradition.

Now Vladislava is going to release her first haiku book, which will include 569 haikus. The book will be illustrated by her own photography.

Vladislava Simonova has won the third prize in “The Wings of the Soul” contest, nomination “Ukrainian prose” in 2013, the second prize in “The Young Sloboda” regional contest, nomination “Russian Poetry” in 2016,  got honorable mentions on The 5th and The 6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest, Russian Section (2016, 2017). Also she has sent a prize-winning haiku for The 7th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest, Russian Section (2018).

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