World Haiku Series 2020 (61) Haiku by Marta Chocilowska

late evening
the purring of a cat
and a kettle

    Frogpond vol. 43:2 Spring/Summer 2020

夕方遅く
猫のゴロゴロ
そしてやかんも

isolation ward
the nurse’s gloved hand
in a dying palm

    Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020: Year of the Nurse

隔離棟
看護師の手袋の手
瀕死の手のひらに

the blues
the mirror behind the bar
reflects Autumn

    74th Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 2020 Honorable Mention) 

ブルース
バーの後ろの鏡
秋を反映

a gun salute
how silently cherry tree
sheds petals

    Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Festival 2020, Honorable Mention

銃の敬礼
なんて静かに桜
花びらを落とす

zen garden
snowflakes settling
on Buddha's eyelids

    Placed in the Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden within Words in Bloom (fall 2020)

禅苑
雪片がとどまる
仏陀のまぶたに

Chopin's waltz
floating in the air
cherry petals

    World Haiku Review Autumn 2020 Honourable Mention 

ショパンのワルツ
空中に浮かぶ
桜の花びら

detached lovers
the scent of bloomy linden
that's all they have

    World Haiku Review Autumn 2020 Haiku of Merit

離れた恋人たち
花盛りのリンデンの香り
彼らが持っているすべて

quarantine
I listen to cardinal’s song
on YouTube

   The Asahi Shimbun July 4, 2020

隔離
枢機卿の歌を聴く
ユーチューブで

Autumn drizzle
twitches of the horse's ears
shake off the droplets

    Autumn Moon Haiku Journal accepted for issue 4:1, Autumn/Winter 2020-2021.

秋の霧雨
馬の耳のけいれん
小滴を振り払う

snowy garden
full of wild apples
bare branches

    The Asahi Shimbun to be published on December 4, 2020.

雪に覆われた庭
野生のリンゴがいっぱい
裸の枝

― Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

Photohaiga by Marta Chocilowska

Published in 2020

  1. solo in Paris: Daily Haiga January 27, 2020
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

2. inside: Daily Haiga Ferbruary 8, 2020

Accepted in 2020 for publication in  Daily Haiga

3. rendez-vous Daily Haiga, April 3, 2021

4. cranes Daily Haiga May 9, 2021

5. white frost Daily Haiga December 2, 2020

Biography:
Marta Chocilowska is a retired economist, writer, and haiku poet. 
Her poems have been published in haiga and haiku journals worldwide, including Cattails, Frogpond, tinywords, and Contemporary Haibun Online. 
She has co authored several haiku and senryu anthologies, and her book  The Seasons in Polish Haiku came out in 2015. 
She has been a prize winner or judge in Polish, Romanian, English, and Japanese haiku contests and won the Sponsor’s Award in the Ito en Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest 2016. 
She has been president of the Polish Haiku Association since 2018 and managing editor of the PHA’s annual almanac Migratory Birds. She also serves as manager of The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Registry. 
She resides in Warsaw, Poland.

Lastly, here is a photohaiga on Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden_2020.

ー Presented by  Marta Chocilowska

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6 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (61) Haiku by Marta Chocilowska

  1. A welcome escape from the “new normal”.

    On Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 3:01 PM Akita International Haiku Network wrote:

    > Hiruta posted: ” late evening the purring of a cat and a kettle Frogpond > vol. 43:2 Spring/Summer 2020 夕方遅く 猫のゴロゴロ そしてやかんも isolation ward the nurse’s > gloved hand in a dying palm Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020: > Year of the Nurse 隔離棟 看護師の手袋の手 瀕死の手のひ” >

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