World Haiku Series 2020 (105) Haiku by Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

old pond—
teaching my grandchild
how to skip stones

(Sketchbook 7-2, March-April,  2012)

古池
孫に教える
石をスキップする方法を

Remembrance Day
different stories
about my father

(Prize winner, The 19th HIA Haiku Contest, 2017)

英霊記念日
別の物語
父については

freezing rain
the antiquarian wipes
his crystal glassware

(Harusame, May 22, 2019)

着氷性の雨
古物商がふく
水晶のガラス製品を

meteor shower
remembering
my dad’s last wish

(brass bell: a haiku journal, August 2021 issue)

流星群
覚えている
父さんの最後の願いを

mom's diary
imagining the story
of a pressed leaf

(Haiku Masters in Kyoto, December 2017)

母さんの日記
物語を想像する
押し葉の

antique shop
browsing in search
for lost time

(World Haiku Review, June, 2016)

骨董品店
ブラウジングで検索
失われた時間のため

minus fifteen
three snowmen sharing
a vodka bottle

(Mainichi, Haiku in English, Japan, February 8, 2018)

マイナス15
3人の雪だるまが共有
ウォッカボトルを

empty chrysalis
on the doorstep 
end of summer

(Haiku Dialogue, Haiku Foundation, 2021)

空の蛹
玄関先に
夏の終わり

my son’s dream
to become a sommelier
autumn sunset

(Asahi Haikuist Network, December 2019)

息子の夢
ソムリエになること
秋の夕焼け

public debate
sparrows chattering in
the plum tree in bloom

(Haikuniverse, September 20, 2019)

公開討論
スズメがおしゃべり
満開の梅の木

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Mr. Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă kindly and delightedly presented seven haiga works of his to the World Haiku Series 2020.

Bio Sketch:

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă works în Botoșani, Romania, as teacher and writer. His haiku had appeared in several  journals, and anthologies. 
He coordinates the "Sakura" Haiku Club in his hometown, proposes themes for the monthly Romanian Kukai, and takes part in the organizing team of the International Haiku Contest "Sharpening the green pencil." 

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