World Haiku Series 2020 (69) Haiku by M. Julia Guzmán

spring Sunday –
the silence of birds
after the rain

春の日曜日
鳥の沈黙
雨の後

the silhouette of pines
below the new moon…
prints on the snow

松のシルエット
新月の下
雪にプリント

small jizos 
along the path…
the song of an unknown bird

小さな地蔵
道に沿って
未知の鳥の歌

Todai-ji Temple
the smoke of incense
around the pilgrims´ hands

東大寺
線香の煙
巡礼者の手の周り

Ema…
the shadows of cypresses
on the kanji

絵馬
糸杉の影
漢字に

lockdown –
the inner world
I discover

封鎖 
内なる世界
私の発見

another day in bed –
the twits of sparrows
from the telephone cords

ベッドでの別の日
スズメのひねり
電話コードから

walk along the trail…
the permanent smile
of the old Japanese guide

経路に沿って歩く
絶え間のない笑顔
年老いた日本語ガイドの

summer dawn –
the starfish on my hand
still moving

夏の夜明け
私の手にヒトデ
まだ動いている

tango dance –
butterflies going
from one flower to another 

タンゴダンス
蝶が飛んで行く
花から花へ

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Ms. M. Julia Guzmán kindly and delightedly presented her favorite photos to the World Haiku Series 2020.

BIO:
M. Julia Guzmán was born in Córdoba, Argentina where she lives. 
She studied at the National University of Córdoba . 
She graduated as a teacher of English and English Literature as well as a Public translator. She is retired now. 
She is an amateur photographer. 
She studies sumie and loves the Japanese culture. She started the haiku-do in 2007 and since then she has been reading, learning and giving haiku workshops all around Argentina. 
Her haiku have been published in Medellin, Colombia, Spain, Ghana, the Netherlands and some other parts of the world. Some of her haiku have been published in The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi Shinbun and Haikuniverse. 
She loves translating haiku in order to share with the rest of the world.She participates actively in important haiku groups in the Internet. 
She was a teacher of the first virtual Spanish Haiku School “Makoto” in 2018 AND 2019.    

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