World Haiku Series 2020 (4) Haiku by an’ya

World Haiku Series 2020 (4)

Haiku by an’ya

 

 

crescent moon

at rest in the arms

of a full moon

 

三日月

腕の中で休息

満月の

 

 

motionless sky

twilit limbs release

a bald eagle

 

動かない空

薄明かりの手が解き放す

白頭ワシを

 

 

ascending

with its most noble prize –

common crow

 

上昇

最も見事なほうびを持ってー

普通のカラス

 

 

O sweet songbird

only you make the best

of a dreary day

 

おお、美しい声の小鳥よ

あなただけが最善を尽くす

憂鬱な日の

 

 

dawn

the croak from one frog

starts a round

 

夜明け

一匹のカエルからの鳴き声

輪唱を始める

 

 

silk and glass

a spider goes to and from

the wind chime

 

シルクとガラス

クモが行き来する

ウインドチャイム

 

 

female pinecone

the fog squeezes into

its spirals

 

雌松かさ

霧が押し入る

そのらせん導管に

 

 

from the rear

just the right sashay

for a porcupine

 

後ろから

ちょうどいいシャッセ

ヤマアラシのために

 

 

sudden gust

a young starling fans

its tail

 

突然の突風

若いムクドリがあおぐ

その尻尾を

 

 

mountain air

a caterpillar reaches

the twig’s end

 

山の空気

毛虫が達する

小枝の端に

 

― Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Here is an’ya’s photo haiku as her introduction.

 

 

Bio:

an’ya is an internationally recognized poetess who has won 150+ contests, and judged many haiku and tanka contests as well. She has many published books to her credit. and been published in 200+ places. She’s the founder of the United Haiku and Tanka Society and editor of its journal cattails, founder of the Tanka Society of America’s journal Ribbons, found/editor of moonset literary newspaper, founder of the annual Hortensia Anderson Awards (aha) haiku awards, the Samurai Haibun Contest, the Fleeting Words Tanka Competition, and numerous moonset competitions, and her works have been translated into over 90 language dialects. an’ya’s extended biography is on her website https://www.tankaanya.com/oeuvre.

 

Three tanka photos presented to the World Haiku Series 2020 

 

 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (4) Haiku by an’ya

  1. Lovely haiku and tanka. Thank you for sharing these, an’ya!

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