World Haiku Series 2020 (103) Haiku by Agus Maulana Sunjaya

plums blossom
across the misty river
my home village

(Asahi Haikuist Network – January 31, 2020)
 
梅の花
霧の川を渡って
私の故郷の村
 
morning rush
the long whistle 
of an old kettle

(Frogpond – Volume 43:1 – Winter 2020)

朝のラッシュ
長く鳴る音
古いやかんの 
 
winter dusk
mother’s rocking chair
holds only shadow

(The Mainichi – March 4, 2020)

冬の夕暮れ
母の揺り椅子
影だけを保持する
 
hunger moon
the long shadow
of this world

(Third Prize – Sharpening The Green Pencil – Ninth Haiku Contest 2020)
 
飢餓月
長い影
この世界の

sound of adhan
over the city limit
a yellow butterfly

(Wales Haiku Journal – Spring 2020 – April 24, 2020)

アザーンの音
市域を超えて
黄色い蝶
a refugee child
swaddles her doll
first frost

(Under the Basho – Modern Haiku – September 3, 2020)

難民の子供
彼女の人形をくるむ
最初の霜

wooden quay
the cry of a seagull
engulfed in fog

(ESUJ – November 1, 2020)

木製の岸壁
カモメの鳴き声
霧に包まれた

snagged 
on a minaret 
new moon

(Chrysanthemum Issue 25 – Spring 2019)

引っ掛かった
光塔に
新月

too early
to write a jisei
sparrow song

(Akitsu Quarterly – February 3, 2020)

早すぎる
辞世を書くには
スズメのさえずり
 
words
after words after words
plum blossom

(Harusame Haiku – May 16, 2020)

言葉
言葉が次々
梅の花

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
His third-person biography:
Agus Maulana Sunjaya was born in Jakarta, on August 26, 1970. 
He resides in Tangerang with his wife, Sarah, and daughters: Yasmina, Hana, Humaira, and Ghaida.
His works have been published in Wales Haiku Journal, Frogpond, Chrysanthemum, Akitsu Quarterly, NHK Master, The Mainichi, The Asahi Haikuist Network, ESUJ, and other notable journals.
Agus began writing haiku in 2017. 
He is an experienced physic teacher who loves to spend weekends with family and books. 
A coffee lover and really enjoying the smell and taste of mangoes and persimmon, and of course, watching butterflies. 
Anthologies:
1.    Barking Mad (editor: Corine Timmer; Bicadeideias – Portugal, 2018)
2.    Wind Flowers: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2019 (editor: Jim Kacian; Red Moon Press – USA, 2019)
3.    All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (editor: Robert Epstein; Middle Island Press – USA, 2019)
4.    Rattled (editor: Corine Timmer, Bicadeideias – Portugal, 2020)
Awards:
1.    Commendation in the 8th Polish International Haiku Competition 2018 
2.    Honorable Mention in Little IRIS haiku contest 2018
3.    Third Prize in the Ninth Edition Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest – 2020 

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