World Haiku Series 2020 (27) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

early fog

morning glories

turn the other cheek

Winter 20/21 Poetry Pea Journal

早朝の霧

朝顔が

もう一方の頬を向ける

dry lake bed

the rainy season’s

unresistant path

Poetry Pea Podcast 9/21/20

乾燥した湖底

雨期の

抵抗力のない道

stockpiling hugs

the things we cannot

take with us

Indigenous Media Anthology 2020

備蓄ハグ

できないこと

一緒に持って行くことが

bamboo grove

a leaning wilderness

weaves shadows

Cattails April 2020

竹林

傾いた荒野が

影を織る 

both of us

knowing who’s at fault

falling dogwood petals

Blithe Spirit Spring 2020 issue 30.3

二人とも

誰に責任があるのかを知っている

散ってくるハナミズキの花びら 

rain again

I read myself

to sleep

Herons Nest June 2020

また雨

私は自分に読み聞かせる

寝るために


heavily bearded faces

among cave paintings

migrating birds

Modern Haiku Summer 2020

濃いあごひげの顔々

洞窟壁画の中に

渡り鳥

Magnolia tree

ripe with buds

lost in mist

Alien Buddha Press CV-19 Haiku 4-17-20

マグノリアの木

つぼみで熟している

霧の中に消えた

Monday fog

Rhododendrons 

pink with rain

Blithe Spirit spring 2020 Issue 30.2

 月曜日の霧

シャクナゲが

雨のピンク色 

mud flats

knee deep in grey

cranes

Chicago Botanical Garden; Words In Bloom 2020

干潟

ひざが深い灰色

Photo Haiku & photos

covid in the air

the azaleas still

bloom

Alien Buddha Press CV-19 Haiku 2020

空中にコロナウイルス

ツツジはそれでも

咲く

border crossing

the universal dialect

Crying children

Frogpond Journal Vol. 43:3 Fall 2020

国境の通過

普遍的な方言

泣いている子供たち

rain belts tear

fickle squash

blooms

雨林地帯が裂ける

気まぐれなスカッシュ

花が咲く

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

BIOGRAPHY:

Writing about the beauty and ferocity of our environment and is one of her major inspirations. The dynamic range of journals in which she is regularly published, encourages her creativity in thought provoking and profound ways. Breaking down poetic barriers by building on her own unique style.

A few journals that Erin has appeared in are: Akitsu Quarterly, Heron’s Nest, Presence, Blithe Spirit, Frogpond, Wales Haiku Journal, cattails and Chrysanthemum etc., as well as a dozen anthologies.

She has attended the International Haiku Conference 2019 in St. Albans U.K.. Erin has also participated in the previous two Haiku North America Conference’s, 2017 and 2019. Winning third place in the Wild Plum Haiku Contest 2019, she was nominated for a Touchstone Award for a haiku in 2019 and received an honorable mention in the Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2018.

Erin has had work translated into Japanese, Croatian, Romanian and Italian.

Erin’s current positions include: Poet Laureate of the city of Somers Point, New Jersey,

Secretary for the United Haiku and Tanka Society and Social Media Manager for The Haiku Society of America (HSA).


	

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