World Haiku Series 2020 (32) Haiku by Ed Bremson

the flash of light

in a blackbird’s eye

August morning

Honorable Mention, Basho-An contest

光のきらめき

ムクドリモドキの目に

8月の朝

evening pines…

blackbird pathways through

moonlight

Soka City Pine Haiku contest, Outstanding Haiku

夕方の松の木

ムクドリモドキの通路

月光を通って

sun rising

on a school mourning…

the long cortège

Bloodroot Contest, Honorable Mention

日の出

学校の追悼に

長い行列

embassy row…

we listen for the language

of flowers

Golden Triangle contest, selected for display

大使館の並び

私たちは耳を傾ける

花の言語に

rustic graveyard

all the tombstones

facing the road

Viewing Stone Haiku contest, third prize

田舎の墓地

すべての墓石

道路に面している

loneliness…

spring offers me

a new leaf

Indian Kukai, First prize winner

孤独

春が私に提供する

新しい葉を

battlefield…

doves nest among the fallen

cherry blossoms

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, honorable mention

戦場

ハトが巣を作る

散った桜の中に

end of a long night

how much the moon has grown

smaller…

Yamadera Basho contest, selected for publication

長い夜の終わり

月がどれだけ小さく

なったろう

mass grave…

social distance no longer

required

World Haiku Review, honorable mention, and Editor’s Choice

集団墓地

社会的距離はもはや

必要としない

Covid winter…

her one-breath poem

in two breaths

Morioka Haiku contest, second prize

コロナウイルスの冬

彼女の一息の詩

二呼吸で

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos:

Mr. Ed Bremson kindly and delightedly presented two photos to the World Haiku Series 2020.

Bio:

Ed Bremson has been writing and publishing poetry for fifty years.

His poems have appeared recently in the journals Prune Juice, Daily Haiga, Bruce Ross’ Autumn Moon Haiku, and Under the Bashō, as well as in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

In 2017-2018 he was selected three times as Haiku Master of the Week by NHK World, Japanese TV.

In 2020 he has won ten awards.

Ed lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/02/04/

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