World Haiku Series 2020 (54) Haiku by Li Xiao

Dear Mr. Hidenori Hiruta,

Thank you for organizing World Haiku Series 2020. 

I am sending you some of my poems and haiga (and several photos are attached to the email). My name is Li Xiao. I am from Vladimir (city of Russia). My hobbies are photography, nature walks and reading. I've been writing haiku since 2014. 

Verse "the rain stops" was written earlier, but (if possible) put it in place of my photo.

evening twilight
fireflies on the crosses
of construction cranes

夕方の薄明
十字架上の蛍
建設用クレーンの
 
November rain
I sorting the holes
in my pocket

11月の雨
穴を修理する
私のポケットの
 
the itchy mosquito -
insomnia is filled
with meaning


かゆみを伴う蚊
不眠症がいっぱい
ききめで

sea sunset
daughter asks for a star
for a sand castle

海の夕日
娘が星を求める
砂の城のために

autumn fog
Sunday dad
shuns neighbors

秋の霧
日曜日の父
隣人を避ける

bluebells…
I haven't listened to the news
for a long time


ブルーベル
そのニュースを聞いたことがない
長い間
 
the cry of cranes
the sky-Gazer has a sharp
Adam's Apple


鶴の鳴き声
スカイゲイザーはシャープを持っている
喉仏 
 
frosty night ...
a thousand and one
heavenly trifles

霜の降りる夜
1,001もの
天国のささいなこと

just below the sun
his nameless
told me everything

太陽のすぐ下
彼の無名
すべて教えてくれた
 
stairway to heaven
he offers her his hand
and heart

天国への階段
彼は彼女に手を差し伸べる
そして心を
 
With best wishes and regards.
Mr. Li Xiao, Russia.

ー Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta 

Mr. Li Xiao kindly and delightedly presented three haiga (photo haiku) and three photos to the World Haiku Series 2020.

6 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (54) Haiku by Li Xiao

  1. Re:

    Christmas eve

    little angel

    picks his nose

    – this poem (non haiga) commended at the 10th jubilee Polish International Haiku Competition (PIHC) 2020. Great thanks Marta Chocilowska and Polish Haiku Association.

  2. I enjoyed Li Xiao‘s haiku very much. ‘Bluebells…’ especially meaningful as the world tries to reconnect from the pandemic.

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