World Haiku Series 2021 (6) Haiku by Christina Chin

chalets 

in the ocean ripples 

last quarter moon 

~ Cantos 

シャレー

海の波紋で

下弦の月

nanohana 

in the sunny rapeseed field 

cherry blossoms 

~ Fireflies’s Light 

菜の花

日当たりの良い菜種畑で

桜の花

morning chat with

the babbling brook

water hyacinth

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

朝のおしゃべり

せせらぎの小川と

ホテイアオイ

tulips by the sea 

on the wind swept cliff 

sugar moon 

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

海沿いのチューリップ

風に吹かれた崖の上

シュガームーン

quiet shrine 

bugle of a crane

hunting off the snow 

~ Quills 

静かな神社

鶴のビューグル

雪を追い払う

pumpkins 

the colour of saree

Bombay market

~ Quills 

カボチャ

サリーの色

ボンベイのマーケット

sweet blossoms 
of the fragrant tree 
acacia tempura 

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

甘い花
香りのよい木の
アカシアの天ぷら

lingering 
fragrance of a civet cat 
mango season 

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

なかなか消えない
ジャコウネコの香り
マンゴーの季節

frogs crooning 
in the sheltered creek
rainsong 

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

カエルがうずくまっている
保護された小川で
雨の歌

a heart flutters
red sazanka blossom 
falls at his feet

~ Cattails, Haiga 

心臓がどきどきする
赤いサザンカの花
彼の足元に落ちる

winter stars 
... so many... 
our words so few 

~ Wales Haiku Journal, Haiga 

冬の星
とてもたくさん
私たちの言葉はとても少ない

weeping 
cherry blossoms 
mother in my dreams

~ FemkuMag, Haiga 

泣いている
桜の花
私の夢の中の母

melancholy 
I 
root
out
dandelions 

~ FemkuMag, Haiga 

憂鬱
私は
根を
抜く
タンポポ

soulful song
of a lone raven 
cherry blossom moon

~ Quills, Haiga 

悲しげに響く鳴き声
孤独なカラスの
桜の月

lingering 
the aroma of cloves 
in the attic 

~ Bamboo Hut, Haiga 

なかなか消えない
チョウジの香り
屋根裏部屋で

a monk chants 
behind the singing bowl 
misty summer mountain 

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

僧侶が読経する
唱えている鉢の後ろに
霧深い夏の山

morning tea
the house wren twits 
tea-kettle tea-kettle 

~ Cattails, Haiga 

朝のお茶
イエミソサザイがからかう
やかんやかん

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
~~~*~~~

Christina Chin kindly and delightedly presented the following 

Collaborative Haiga by Christina Chin and Randall Vemer.

The paintings are from MusArt exhibition by Randall Vemer.

bells

of the Angelus

wild cosmos sunset

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

アンジェラスの

野の宇宙の夕日

windsong

in the rustling hedges

night without moon

~ Meguro International Haiku Circle 

風の歌

ざわめく生け垣で

月のない夜

he asks

if I would

have a dance

with him

the band plays quizás

~ Bamboo Hut Journal 

彼がきく

私に

ダンスをするかと

彼と一緒に

バンドはクイズを演奏する

A painting of Randall, playing the viola.

glint of the bow

the violist whispers

sway with me

~ Bamboo Hut Journal 

弓のきらめき

ビオリストのささやき

私と一緒に揺れる

street corner

the svelte violist

plays czárdás

~ Fireflies’s Light 

街角

洗練されたビオリスト

チャールダーシュを演奏する

grassland horses

nod to the rhythm

of violin

~ Fireflies’s Light 

草原の馬

リズムにうなずく

ヴァイオリン

intervals

she lifts a soprano

moonsong

~ Fireflies’s Light 

休憩時間

彼女はソプラノに声の高さを上げる

ムーンソング

woodpecker

at the crack of dawn

piccolo taps

~ Fireflies’s Light 

啄木鳥

夜明けに

ピッコロをコツコツたたく

sunset choir

the live orchestra

of a lone pipe organ

~ Fireflies’s Light 

サンセット合唱団

ライブオーケストラ

孤独なパイプオルガンの

high spirit

the quavers of trombone

where poppies bloom

~ Fireflies’s Light 

ハイスピリット

トロンボーンの震え

ポピーが咲くところ

dream voices

how they move

the scent of rosin

~ Fireflies’s Light 

夢の声

彼らがどのように動くか

ロジンの香り

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Artist/Poet Bio:

Christina Chin, Kuching, Malaysia was the 1st place winner in the 34th Annual Cherry Blossom Sakura Festival 2020 Haiku Contest. Her photo-haiku won 1st prize Award in the 8th Setouchi Matsuyama International Contest in 2019. Recently she won two of City Soka Saitama's 2020 prizes and earned five merits in the World Haiku Review 2020. 
She is published in the multilingual Haiku Anthology (Volumes 3-6) and the International Spring and Summer Saijiki issues. Christina is published in Haikukai (俳句界) one of Japan’s biggest monthly haiku magazines. Her poems appear in many journals including AHS Frogpond Journal, the Red Moon Anthology, Akita International Haiku Network, African Haiku Network, Akitsu Quarterly Journal, The Asahi Shimbun, ESUJ-Haiku, Presence, Chrysanthemum, The Cicada’s Cry, The Zen Space, Wales Haiku Journal, Prune Juice, Failed Haiku and Cattails (UHTS) and has many more awards and accolades to her name. 

She also maintains an ongoing scheduled blog of featured and published haiku: https://haikuzyg.blogspot.com/ and

https://christinachin99blog.wordpress.com/

Bio:

Randall Vemer, artist, photographer and musician has a number of collaborative haiga which have been widely published.
He will be holding a MusArt exhibition at ArtReach Gallery in Portland, Oregon, USA in January 2022. 
The Curator of the art gallery is also an enthusiast of word art and Christina Chin’s haiku will appear on the slide show wall. 
Kira Dawn Zeeman Rugen, an award winning composer and Grammy recipient is writing original music to his 40 paintings! 
Randall and some of the musicians whom he painted for the exhibit will also perform at the gallery. 
He will publish a MusArt book which will include all Christina Chin’s haiku paired with the paintings. 

Randall Vemer, Portrait Artist

https://artavita.com/artists/3714-randall-vemer

Instructor

https://www.osartists.org/

9 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (6) Haiku by Christina Chin

  1. Reblogged this on Christina Chin Haiku and commented:
    Thank you very much Hidenori Hiruta san for the honour and feature. Very much appreciated indeed.

    ~ Christina Chin

  2. Thank you so much Hidenori Hiruta san for the great honour, feature and your beautiful translations to the haiku!
    Very much appreciate the inclusion of Randall Vemer’s paintings and our collaborative haiga.

    ~ Christina Chin __()__

  3. Thanks a lot for reading Marion, very much appreciated! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄

    ~ Christina

  4. Thanks so very much Sasha A. Palmer. So pleased you enjoyed! Very much appreciate you took the time to read.

    ~ Christina 😊☕

  5. Big congratulations to you Champ 💖 beautiful haiku! Love each and every one of them!!! Rich palet of multi flavours and colours❤️

  6. Thanks sweet Barbara for taking the time to stop by and kind compliments! Very much appreciated my dear friend and poet.

    ~ Christina

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