I scan my fingerprint on my phone appears grandma’s image 指紋をじっと見る 電話に現れる おばあちゃんのイメージ the tide falls leaving the sand rippled 潮が引く 砂から離れる さざ波を立てて overnight I find my pumpkin in next door’s garden 一夜のうちに 私の南瓜が 隣の庭に giant sequoia the earth’s effort to speak to heaven 巨大なセコイア 地球の努力 天国に話しかける the moon moves from one deep well to another 月が動く 1つの深い井戸から 別の井戸に she died and she never dies Teresa Teng 彼女は死んだ 決して死ぬことはない テレサ・テン switching the light on in no time my companion comes back to me ライトをつける すぐに私の仲間が 戻ってくる misty forest the doe looks around for her baby 霧の森 雌ジカが周りを見回す 赤ちゃんを探して night wind blows out no lamps glowworms first published by Asahi Shinbum 夜風 明りを吹き飛ばさない ツチボタル blinding flash the boy covers his ears first published by Xpression 目がくらむような閃光 少年が覆う 耳を ― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
A Chinese haiku
危楼三千层 谈古论今声低沉 恐惊天上人 a skyscraper of three thousand storeys we tell ancient tales in a low voice lest the gods in heaven should be disturbed 超高層ビル 3000階建て 私たちは古代の物語を語る 低い声で 天国の神々の 邪魔にならないように
Report on the Fifth Lecture on Haiku
On 17 September 2021, Mr. Chen Xiaoou, a haiku poet in Kunming, China gave a lecture on haiku at the Foreign Language Department of Kunming University. Around fifty students attended the lecture with great curiosity. The vice director of the department Mrs. Ma presided at the lecture. “This is the very first lecture on haiku at our university, it’s a great opportunity for our students to learn something about the classic tradition of this Japanese art, ” said Mrs. Ma in her speech. Mr. Chen Xiaoou explained the origin and the evolution of the art of haiku. He then presented some excellent examples by the great poets like Yamazaki Sookan, Bashoo and Kobayashi Issa, followed by some refreshing pieces written by modern poets all over the world, many of which are prize winners of international haiku contests. The lecture lasted for over two and a half hours, and during this time the students were all immersed in the enjoyment of the beauty of this short verse. Before this lecture, what the students would think of, when talking about Japan, is only sushi, kimono and sakura. During the lecture the students’ eyes were wide opened, and after the lecture, their minds! Before this, Mr. Chen Xiaoou had delivered four lectures on the art of haiku to his friends, which were very much enjoyed and welcomed by the attendants. He plans to share his experience and joyfulness with haiku with more and more people in China. Mr. Chen Xiaoou has published his composed haiku 25 times in Japan, the US, UK, Australia and Croatia. One of his pieces was selected as the Haiku of the Week on Japan Society.
4 photos about the 4th and 5th lecture on haiku