World Haiku Series 2020 (22)  Haiku by Debbie Strange

World Haiku Series 2020 (22) 

Haiku by Debbie Strange

 

pine forest . . .

the advice I’d give

my younger self

 

Honourable Mention

2020 Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition

 

松林

私の与えたアドバイス

若かった自分に

 

crickets in the field . . .

we still hear grandma calling

us home for dinner

 

Honourable Mention

2020 Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest

 

畑のコオロギ

おばあちゃんの呼び声がまだ聞こえる

家での夕食に

 

balcony garden

the birds have finally

found me

 

Honourable Mention

2020 Triveni Haikai Calendar Competition

 

バルコニーガーデン

小鳥がついに

私を発見

 

sequestered

I cultivate the seeds

of loneliness

 

Honourable Mention, Editor’s Choice Haiku

World Haiku Review, Autumn 2020

 

隔離された

私は種を育てる

孤独の

 

ghost pumpkins

winter arrives without

a sound

 

3rd Place

2020 International Haiku Contest on the Theme of the Gourds

 

ゴーストパンプキン

冬の到来

音もなく

 

neonatal unit

the bleat of a mother

missing her lamb

 

In the Starlight Feature

Stardust Haiku, Issue 43, July 2020

 

新生児棟

母親の悲鳴

坊やがいない

 

ceaseless rain

the questions I still

ask myself

 

3rd Place

2020 Weighing Raindrops Haiku Contest

 

絶え間ない雨

まだ質問

自らに

 

earth day

the shimmering wave

of a bee colony

 

2nd Place

2020 World Haiku Save Our World Competition

 

アースデー

ちらちら光る波

ミツバチの巣の

 

prairie town

rusted rails lead us

into sunrise

 

Museum of Haiku Literature Award

Blithe Spirit, Issue 30.2, 2020

 

プレーリータウン

錆びたレールが導く

日の出に

 

rainless days

I make another cloud

in a bottle

 

Honourable Mention

2020 World Haiku Save Our World Competition

 

雨の降らない日

別の雲を作る

ボトルの中に

 

haiga:

 

 

changing seasons . . .

mother recalls the arc

of her life

 

Highly Commended Haiga

2020 Santoka 3rd International Haiku and Haiga Contest

 

移り変わる季節

母はアークを思い出す

自分の人生の

 

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Biography:

Debbie Strange makes small poems, music, photographs, and art in Winnipeg, the heart of the Canadian prairies.

She has a deep reverence for nature, and her creative passions connect her more closely to the world and to herself.

A publication and awards archive, reviews of her books, and hundreds of haiga and artworks may be accessed at: debbiemstrange.blogspot.com

https://debbiemstrange.blogspot.com/

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/01/20/

 

6 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (22)  Haiku by Debbie Strange

  1. Dear Hiruta,

    Can I submit a few haiku for thr World Haiku Series.

    Thank you.

    Hifsa

    On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 12:41 PM Akita International Haiku Network wrote:

    > Hiruta posted: “World Haiku Series 2020 (22) Haiku by Debbie Strange > pine forest . . . the advice I’d give my younger self Honourable Mention > 2020 Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition 松林 私の与えたアドバイス 若かった自” >

  2. Dear Hifsa,
    Thank you very much for a nice comment.
    Nice to hear from you again.
    You are welcome!
    Please send 10 haiku of yours to me by e-mail.
    shhiruta@nifty.com
    Best wishes,
    Hidenori

  3. Thank you so much for your lovely translations, dear Hidenori Hiruta, and for your dedication to the sharing of haiku joy around the world! I’m honoured and grateful to be included in the amazing Akita family of poets and artists.

    wishing you and yours well in 2021,
    Debbie

  4. Strange san, clean and beautiful haiku…I’m a big fan of your work.

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