World Haiku Series 2020 (95) Haiku by Tom Bierovic

skip
of a flat stone 
bluegills leap 

スキップ
平らな石の
ブルーギルが跳ぶ

snow flurries 
a horse’s nostrils
twitch

風花
馬の鼻孔が
ぴくぴく動く

pines on fire 
antlers rise and fall
in white water

燃える松
枝角が上下する
白い水の中

melting icicle 
a sparrow showers
drip by drip

溶ける氷柱
雀がシャワーを浴びる
一滴ずつ 

dewdrops
on an iris petal 
the cat's tongue 

露の滴
アイリスの花びらに
猫の舌

old pond
Basho jumps in
sound of laughter

古池
芭蕉が飛び込む
笑い声

fallen branches
after the ice storm
hint of primrose

倒れた枝
氷の嵐の後
サクラソウの兆し

blossoming
at just the right time 
butterfly bush 

開花
ちょうどいいタイミングで
フジウツギ

clearing sky
the butterfly decides
on a violet

晴天
蝶が決心する
スミレの上で

plum blossoms
a turtle tilts its head
toward the sun

梅の花
カメが頭を傾ける
太陽に向かって

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
Bio:
Tom Bierovic (M.Ed., M.Div.) is a widely published, award-winning writer of haiku, senryu, and tanka poetry. His books, 'Blink of a Duck's Eye,' and 'Paper Boats' are available on Amazon. 
In his free time, Tom enjoys reading, playing backgammon, studying Anglo-Saxon Runes and Celtic Ogham staves, playing Native American flutes and Irish whistles, and drumming on bongos and djembe. 
He and his wife Laurie make their home in DeLand, Florida, USA. 

Here are 4 additional haiku by Tom Bierovic

a shimmer of trout
in the osprey's talon 
summer's end 

- First Place, Japan Fair 2021

マスのきらめき
ミサゴのかぎづめで
夏の終わり


origami boat 
the hospice nurse 
gives it a name
 
- First Place, the Modern Haiku Robert M. Spiess Memorial Award, 2021 

折り紙の舟
ホスピスの看護師が
名前を付ける


crack of thunder 
a heron unfolds
into echo 

- Second Place, the 10th Annual Polish International Haiku Competition, 2020

雷の鋭い音
サギが広げる
エコーに


a year at most . . .
we pretend to watch
the hummingbirds

First Place, The Haiku Society of America Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award, 2021

せいぜい1年
見ているふりをする
ハチドリを

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