World Haiku Series 2020 (60) Margherita Petriccione

holidays - 
I hear my neighbor 
talking on TV                        

(UTB categoria KU 03- 08-2020)

休日
隣人の話し声が聞こえる
テレビの話題
 
last appeal 
against violence at home …
lockdown for two

最後のアピール
家庭内暴力に対して
2人の封鎖
 
red maple -
shaped from each breath
the silence

赤いカエデ
それぞれの呼吸から形作られる
沈黙
 
solstice -
the cold wrapped 
in our quilt


至点
寒さが包まれる
私たちのキルトに
 
June rain -
the zucchini leaves  
are dancing   

(haikuniverse 10-6- 2020)

6月の雨
ズッキーニの葉
踊っている
 
today a year – 
the cat's scratches 
on the sofa         


(Haikuniverse 4-1-2020)  

今日で1年
猫の傷
ソファーに       
 
spying on
the cat's return --
lockdown     

(July 16, 2020 -Mainichi Japan)

見張っている
猫の帰りを
封鎖
 
oyster shell
polished  in nacre -
winter twilight      

(UTB categoria MODERN HAIKU 19 – 8 -2020)
 
牡蠣の殻
真珠層で磨かれた
冬の薄明
flowing water -
Why does my voice crack 
when I sing?

流れる水
なぜ私の声がかすれるの
歌うとき?
 
no firefly
under the faded branches
of my wisteria

蛍はいない
色あせた枝の下
私の藤の

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Ms. Margherita Petriccione kindly and delightedly presented her favorite photos to the World Haiku Series 2020.

Bio:
Margherita Petriccione is a retired math teacher born on November 19, 1947 in Scauri (LT), a seaside village from which she has drawn inspiration for many of her poems, as from her tiny garden where she finds serenity and communion with nature. She fell in love with haiku at first sight and found in it the poetic form closest to her sensibility. 

She published the collection of haiku and tanka:
 "Il Pino e il Bambù", edit.by Mnamon 

Among his awards and others honors:
MHP Academy "quickie writing challenge" dedicated to D-Day, June, 2018(1st place) ; 
Premio Letterario Internazionale Matsuo Bashō 2016 (Honorable mention) ;   
Italian language competition LA COULEUR D’UN POEME 2018 (2nd prize); 
Basho-an International English Haiku Competition 2018 (winner); 
at The 23rd Mainichi Haiku Contest 9 (2nd prize)

Her works appear in prestigious on-line and print magazines including: The Mainichi, The Asahi Shimbun, Hedgerow, Under the Basho, Ephemerae ; Skylark tanka Journal ;Cattails; Atlas Poetica .

Margherita Petriccione
Scauri (LT) Italy

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2020 (60) Margherita Petriccione

  1. last appeal
    against violence at home …
    lockdown for two

    最後のアピール
    家庭内暴力に対して
    2人の封鎖

    This one really caught my attention. It must be so hard to write a poem in two languages and while keeping a good rhythm.

    holidays –
    I hear my neighbor
    talking on TV

    休日
    隣人の話し声が聞こえる
    テレビの話題

    This one is hilarious. Yes, this is our “holiday” now haha

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