Haiku by Chen Xiaoou in China (6)

polly seeds in beak
the parrot takes wings
towards the sun        
 
(Note for Editor: POLLY means PARROT. POLLY SEED signifies SUNFLOWER SEED, since parrots love eating the seeds)

くちばしに向日葵の種
オウムが羽ばたく
太陽に向かって
 
lakeside park
her dog and mine running
shoulder to shoulder

湖畔の公園
彼女の犬と私の犬が走っている
肩を並べて
 
sleeping late
my dog barks me up for
morning exercise

寝坊する
犬が吠えて私を起こす
朝の運動のため
 
a gust of wind
ruptures the tie between us
the straying kite

突風
私たちの間の絆を断ち切る
迷える凧             
 
winter sleep
the marmot dreams
of an early spring 

冬の眠り
マーモットが夢に見る
早春を
 
children share
crackers with the sea
sand dollars
 
(Note: Sand dollar is a sea animal that resembles both a dollar and a cracker in shape.)

子供たちが共有する
クラッカーを
海のタコノマクラと
 
from flower to flower
bees collect and lose pollen
spreading new life

花から花へ
ミツバチが花粉を集めて失う
新しい生命を広める

church, she walks
through the doorway
to happiness  
      
(first published by Haiku Foundation)

教会、彼女が歩く
門戸を通って
幸せへ
 
newly arrived
the fragrance of weeds
on wagon’s wheels
      
(first published by Haiku Foundation)

新しく到着
雑草の香り
ワゴンの車輪に
 
whispering
the language between
leaves and wind
 
(first published by Haiku Foundation)

ささやき声
言語
葉と風の間に

― Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

A Chinese Haiku

晓发梳临水
东升朝旭照河岸
波光映脸盘
 
morning waterside
combing her hair
while the sun is rising in the east
shining on the river banks
the reflected light from the water
on the lady's face

朝の水辺
彼女の髪をとかしている
太陽が東に昇っている間
川岸に輝いている
水からの反射光
女性の顔に

Here are two photos presented by Mr. Chen Xiaoou.

The one is a photo of himself, and the other is a photo of a painting by

a 9-year-old child Chen Haoyu.

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