World Haiku Series 2020 (40) Haiku by Hifsa Ashraf

twilight hush . . .

a cow’s bell keeps

the herd on track

Haiku dialogue- Finding Peace and Contemplation

たそがれ時の静けさ

牛の鈴が鳴り続ける

軌道に乗っている群れ
——-

year of the Ox
avoiding
the scarlet sky

January 29, 2021
ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray : The Asahi Shimbun


丑の年

回避している

緋色の空を
———

revealing
my intimacy block
moon halo

haikuniverse, June 20th, 2020

見せている

私の親密なブロックを

月の円光
———-

refugee food camp
overlapping shadows
of the queuers

The Mamba, Journal of Africa Haiku, March issue #9

難民のフードキャンプ

重なり合う影

列に並んでいる人達の
———-

pulling back
her black hijab
evening storm

Prune Juice Journal, Issue 33

引き戻す

彼女の黒いヒジャーブを

夕方の嵐

——-

city riots deepening the minaret’s cracks

The Mamba Journal of Africa Haiku Network, issue 11

都市の暴動 深めている ミナレットの亀裂を
——-

barbed wire fence
the jigsaw puzzle
of my homeland

Honourable Mention
The Annual Betty Drevniok Award 2020


有刺鉄線のフェンス

ジグソーパズル

私の故郷の
——

sunlit pond
thawing
my old dreams

18th – 24th Feb, Haiku in Action
Nick Virgilio Haiku Association


日の当たる池

解かしている

私の古い夢を
——–

not enough stars
to make a constellation
winter haze

Stardust, issue 50, February

星が足りない

星座をなすために

冬の靄

———–

social distancing circles
the overlapping shadows
connect everyone 

Overall Winner (Ms.Hujita selected)

The 3rd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition, 2020

社会的距離のサークル

重なり合う影

みんなをつなぐ

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Bio:

Residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Hifsa Ashraf is a pioneer in her country for writing modern Japanese-style micropoetry in English.

Her work has been widely published in international journals, magazines, blogs and anthologies.

As an editor she jointly curates the Haiku Commentary blog and is the founding editor of the bilingual micropoetry magazine Saawan Rut.

She also writes poetry in Urdu and Punjabi.

She is the author of three micropoetry books on social issues and gender-based taboos and received special mention in the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2020 for her poetry collection ‘Her Fading Henna Tattoo’.

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/03/03/

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