World Haiku Series 2019 (202) Haiku by Zdenka Mlinar

World Haiku Series 2019 (202)

Haiku by Zdenka Mlinar

 

haku –

drop by drop

ocean

 

ハク

一滴ずつ

海洋

 

Maasai woman

milking her goats –

a golden smile

 

マサイ族の女性

ヤギの搾乳

黄金の笑顔

 

Book promotion –

feast for literature

and the author

 

ブックプロモーション

文学のためにフィースト

そして著者のために

 

my visa to come

to the land of rising sun-

the chrysanthemum

 

私のビザが来る

太陽の昇る国へ

 

green fruit
on the cherry tree
before Spring

 

緑の果実

桜の木に

春になる前

 

by the country road
dancing cherry petals
despite devastation  

 

田舎道で

踊っている桜の花びら

荒廃にもかかわらず

 

on the back
of a chilled by cold migrant
his granny’s blanket

 

背中に

寒さで冷たい移民の

おばあちゃんの毛布

 

hunting trophy
on the living room wall –
baby crying

 

狩猟トロフィー

リビングの壁に

赤ちゃんが泣いている

 

growling dog

during the game Man,

don’t get mad

 

吠える犬

ゲーム中の男、

怒らないで

 

Thomas W. O’Brien

in the gold rush of Klondike

a place of remembrance

 

トーマス・W・オブライエン

クロンダイクのゴールドラッシュで

思い出の場所

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Bio:

Zdenka Mlinar (born 1957 Sanski Most, BiH – lives and works in Zagreb and Velika Gorica, CROATIA)
She writes poetry, prose and miniatures (aphorisms, haiku …).

She is a member of many cultural associations and societies and has published five independent collections of poems.

She normally writes in Croatian standard, but also takes a challenge of writing in Croatian dialects.
Her poetry and haiku works have been published in many international collections and journals, and in several European anthologies, while her haiku works have been included in the Anthology of Croatian Haiku Poetry in 2018.
Some of her poems have been translated into Italian and English, while a dozen of them have become lyrics for music songs. 
She is publishing her works in electronic media and in various guest appearances and round tables, and for her work she has received a number of letters of appreciation, praise, acknowledgments, diplomas…
She is an active member of social community, participates in art colonies and various charity activities.

In 2018 she held a solo art exhibition.

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