World Haiku Series 2020 (33) Haiku by Eufemia Griffo

plum blossoms

remembering the scent

of the last spring

(Stardust, Issue 39, March 2020)

梅の花

香りを覚えている

去年の春の

winter solitude

a snowflake falls

then another

(Blithe Spirit, 30.1, March 2020)

冬の孤独

雪片が落ちる

それから、別の雪片

deserted town

only the rustle of leaves

carried by wind

(Seashore, Volume 5, November 2020)

さびれた町

葉のざわめきだけ

風に運ばれる

river moon

along the shore

a tiny water lily

(Hedgerow, #132, November 2020)

リバームーン

河岸沿いに

ちっちゃい睡蓮

castle ruins

forget-me-nots

among the old stones

(Frogpond, 43.2, spring/summer, 2020)

城跡

忘れな草

古い石の間に

nutmeg

the pungent smell

of the autumn woods

(Cattails, October 2020)

ナツメグ

刺激臭

秋の森の

coriander basket

the fresh green aroma

of late summer

(Chrysanthemum 28, fall issue, October 2020)

コリアンダーのバスケット

新緑の香り

晩夏の

already autumn

I would like to be a leaf

carried by the wind

(Third place, Neo classical haiku, World Haiku Review, September 2020)

もう秋

葉っぱになりたい

風に運ばれたい

chorus of leaves

the ancient song

of the wind

(Under the Basho, modern haiku section, August 2020)

葉の合唱

古代の歌

風の

Christmas carol

a nightingale

on the roof of a church

(unpublished)

クリスマス・キャロル

ナイチンゲール

教会の屋根の上

-Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Biography:

Eufemia Griffo is from Settimo Milanese (Milano) Italy.

She is a writer and poet who has published books of poetry and fiction, including Dracula’s inheritance (The Legacy of Dracula), which she co-authored with Davide Benincasa, and The river is still flowing (a collection of tales) and her first historical novel: “Paper shapes, Triora’s witches”.

 She has won many awards for her writing and has published haiku in the best international magazines.

In February 2019 she won the first international prize, R.H. BLYTH AWARD 2019 organized by Susumu Taikiguchi, Kala Ramesh and Rohini Gupta.

In September 2020, she had two third place, an haiku of merit, and another, in World Haiku Review, Autumn 2020 edited by Susumu Takiguchi, an haiku of merit, and another, in World Haiku Review, Autumn 2020 edited by Susumu Takiguchi. 

Her blog is : Il fiume scorre ancora (The river still flows). 

https://ilfiumescorreancora.wordpress.com/

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/02/10/

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (33) Haiku by Eufemia Griffo

  1. plum blossoms

    remembering the scent

    of the last spring

    Beautiful haiku.

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