World Haiku Series 2020 (68) Haiku by Mizuki Ishiwatari

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A crisp, shiny air
Mixed deep in my nostrils
With a sweet scent of acacia 

五月晴れ
鼻腔に甘く
アカシアの香り
     
Pink mallows so tiny 
By my old apartment
Don’t be so humble, kids

桃色のゼニアオイが
借家横に咲く
胸を張るんだよ

A drizzling rain 
On rusty rails
Peony buds yet to unfold

そぼ降る雨と
錆びた線路
芍薬の蕾堅し

Wisteria vines 
Reaching for a treetop
Only to touch a cool wind

山藤は
空を求めて蔦を伸ばす
ただ風に触れるのみ

Fragrant roses at a clinic 
All planned last year 
In his wife’s gardening note

医院の香しきバラは
夫人の去年(こぞ)のはかりごと

Lavender bushes
Facing in the same direction 
In a cheerful greeting 

ラベンダーが
一斉に
元気な挨拶を

An early summer breeze
Looking down the bottomless sky 
Reflected in rice fields

初夏の風
底無しの空を見る
田は水鏡
 
Weakening Father  
Sleeps
Between his fantasy and reality

弱りゆく父が眠る
夢と現(うつつ)のあわい

Stiffened limbs
Lying in a rented bed
Hydrangea blooming outside 

強ばる身を
介護ベッドに横たえて
外には紫陽花

With all his might
Father’s yummy bite 
From a whole big peach  

全身で
まるごと桃を頬張る
父の食欲 

Ms. Mizuki Ishiwatari kindly and delightedly presented her favorite photos to the World Haiku Series 2020.

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I live in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture, Japan now.  
This time my haiku are about flowers and my father, who passed away in July.  
I hear there are a lot of haiku lovers and poets.  
I am a beginner in English haiku, so there may be mistakes, but I’d be happy if I could share them in World Haiku Series. 
Thank you for reading.  

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