halloween pumpkin in the child's eyes twinkling lights ハロウィーンのカボチャ 子供の目に きらめく光 sweet surrender to the whims of the wind autumn leaves 甘い降伏 風の気まぐれに 紅葉 trumpet flower hummingbird's search for nectar hand in glove トランペットの花 ハチドリの蜜の捜索 手袋をはめて rejuvenation in the Japanese onsen fresh apples 若返り 日本の温泉で 新鮮なリンゴ blue bells ring in Vivaldi's new season spring blossoms 青い鐘が鳴る ヴィヴァルディの新しい季節に 春の花 whispers of hope in the tweets of a blue tit spring beckons 希望のささやき アオガラのさえずりに 春が手招きする migrating southward a flock of gabbling geese brisk autumn wind 南に移動する 雁の群れ 活発な秋の風 fading lotus mirrored in the lake imperfectly perfect 色あせた蓮 湖に映る 不完全に完璧 old pond the many frogs croaking Basho's legacy 古池 多くのカエル 芭蕉の遺産を鳴いて伝える astringent persimmon the lingering taste of sugar coated words 渋い柿 余韻 砂糖で覆われた言葉の ― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
Barbara kindly and delightedly presented five photos to the World Haiku Series 2021.
Born in Suriname, South America, she settled in the Netherlands were she now lives for many years.
Working at secondary schools as a teacher and presently a counselor coaching pupils (with special needs and learning challenges), parents and school.
Has been writing poetry in her spare time for the past ten years and published a book containing haiku about her native country Suriname.
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Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,
Thank you so much for this special honour of accepting, translating and featuring my submission of haiku. I am very, very grateful for this. Wishing you and all your beloved blessings,
With warmest regards,
On Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 23:00 Akita International Haiku Network wrote:
> Hiruta posted: ” halloween pumpkin in the child’s eyes twinkling lights > ハロウィーンのカボチャ 子供の目に きらめく光 sweet surrender to the whims of the wind autumn > leaves 甘い降伏 風の気まぐれに 紅葉 trumpet flower hummingbird’s search for nectar hand > in glove トランペットの花 ハチドリの蜜の捜索 手袋をはめて rejuvenat” >
Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,
I am grateful and honoured for my haiku to be accepted, translated and featured in Akita International Haiku Network, by you. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality on this wonderful platfform.
Warm regards and blessings, barbara olmtak
Particularly enjoyed the hummingbird haiku. The loneliness was palpable.
And what a great pic of a hummingbird!
in the child’s eyes
Wow! Beautiful haiku. Thanks.
Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a pleasant comment Sasha A. Palmer. I really appreciate it.
Took the picture in my native country Suriname. Love these tiny, beautiful hummers.
Blessings and warm regards, barbara
Thank you very much JANGID ML for stopping by and leaving a beautiful compliment🌹 So much appreciated 🍀🌹