World Haiku Series 2020 (12) Haiku by Christina Chin

World Haiku Series 2020 (12)

Haiku by Christina Chin

 

 

a kiss

beside the shoji screen 

b u t t e r f l i e s 

 

Published in Akitsu Quarterly Journal

 

キス

障子のそばで

蝶々

 

 

checkered light

under the trellis

petrea volubilis

 

Published in Cantos 2020 

 

多彩な光

格子の下

ペオレア・ウォルビス

 

 

frogs 

in the lily pond 

whistling ducks 

 

Published in Fireflies’s Light 

 

Note:

 

frogs 

in the lily pond 

whistling ducks (is also the name of a kind of duck. It makes the verse a bit interesting) 

 

ユリの池の中で

口笛を吹くように鳴くアヒル

 

 

rice plains 

a breeze spins rainbows 

in soap bubbles 

 

Published in Wales Haiku Journal 

 

田んぼ

そよ風が虹を紡ぐ

シャボン玉で

 

 

restless sea

the plover rushes in 

rushes out 

 

Published in Cattails (UHTS) 

 

絶えず動く海

千鳥が飛び込んだり

飛び出たり

 

 

castle ruins

classical guitars 

tremolo into sunset 

 

Published in Cantos 2020  

 

城跡

クラシックギター

日没へのトレモロ

 

 

passing voices 

so clear in the night 

wild geese 

 

通り過ぎる声

夜とてもよく聞き取れる

野生の雁

 

 

the loud throttles 

of a fisherman’s boat

homebound

 

音の大きなスロットル

漁師の舟の

家に帰るところ

 

 

warm conversations 

in spicy bamboo shoot 

Spring Festival 

 

温かな会話

香しい竹の子で

春のお祭り

 

 

twitters 

under a bo tree 

bird of paradise 

 

Note:

 

twitters 

under a bo tree 

bird of paradise (can also be the name of the flower in the haiga) 

 

ツイッター

菩提樹の下

楽園の鳥

 

 

cylclamen breeze

the old bamboo chime 

rattles its fragrance 

 

Published in Serow

 

シクラメンのそよ風

古い竹のチャイム

その香りをガタガタ揺する

 

 

thunderhead

a dragon on the kite 

blows fire 

 

Published in Serow 

 

雷雲

凧の上の龍

火を吹く

 

― Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Artist/Poet Bio:

 

Christina Chin, Kuching, Malaysia. She is the 1st place winner in the 34th Annual Cherry Blossom Sakura Festival 2020 Haiku Contest.

Her photo-haiku won 1st prize Award in the 8th Setouchi Matsuyama International Contest in 2019. Recently she won two of City Soka Saitama’s 2020 prizes and earned five merits in the World Haiku Review 2020. 

She is published in the multilingual Haiku Anthology (Volumes 3-6) and the International Spring and Summer Saijiki issues.

Christina is published in Haikukai (俳句界) one of Japan’s biggest monthly haiku magazines.

Her poems appear in many journals including AHS Frogpond Journal, the Red Moon Anthology, Akita International Haiku Network, African Haiku Network, Akitsu Quarterly Journal, The Asahi Shimbun, ESUJ-Haiku, Presence, Chrysanthemum, The Cicada’s Cry, The Zen Space, Wales Haiku Journal, Prune Juice, Failed Haiku and Cattails (UHTS) and has many more awards and accolades to her name. 

She also maintains an ongoing scheduled blog of featured and published haiku: https://haikuzyg.blogspot.com/.

 

12 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (12) Haiku by Christina Chin

  1. Thank you very much, Hidenori Hiruta-san for the selection and translations. Very much appreciate your deligence, hard work and dedication promoting many fine poets and providing a venue to showcase works by a global community of international poets.
    Also a special thanks to Ben Grafström for the wonderful page layout and design.
    ~ Christina Chin

  2. Reblogged this on Christina Chin Haiku and commented:
    I have the great honour of being featured in the Akita International Haiku Network. Many thanks to Hidenori Hiruta-san.

  3. Thanks for enjoying, whippetwisdom! Very much appreciate your encouragement and feedback.
    My pleasure to share with you.

    ~ Christina Chin 😊☕

  4. Thanks a lot, Corine! So pleased you enjoyed! Your encouragement and feedback is very much appreciated!

    ~ Christina Chin 😊☕

  5. Thanks so very much, elaine patricia! I’m so glad you like this. Many thanks for taking the time to read. I appreciate your encouragement and feedback. Much appreciated.

    ~ Christina Chin 😊🙏🌹

  6. These are exquisite. Your Haiga are beautiful! Thank you for this selection, Christina- brings much beauty and cheer!

    Warmly,
    Geethanjali

  7. Geethanjali Rajan, thanks ever so much for kind feedback. They mean a lot, I’m so pleased you enjoyed. Very much appreciated!
    ~ Christina Chin 😊 ☕

  8. Thanks a lot for reading, Paul Callus very pleased you enjoyed!

    ~ Christina Chin

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