World Haiku Series 2021 (16) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić

1.  World Haiku Review Summer 2021, Shintai Haiku, Honourable Mention: under a grape trellis along with the wine my life flows ブドウの格子垣の下で ワインと一緒に 私の人生は流れる It's mooving! my cat left me a present at the door 感動的! 猫が私にプレゼントを残した 入り口で 2.  World Haiku Review Summer 2021, Neo-classical Haiku, Zatsuei, Haiku of merit: frost alert— plum trees wearing jute … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (16) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (53)

2022年1月 短歌 January 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 新玉にしきり降りくる雪秘むる魔性の刃ゆるびなきもの in the New Year snow falls endlessly while hiding the blade of demon …a harsh one 2 白冴えの装束まとひ雪女かなた影らふ雪しまく朝   Yuki-Onna's silhouette in pure white kimono from afar-- on the morning with razing blizzard ※" Yuki-Onna" is a Japanese spectre that means snow … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (53)

World Haiku Series 2021 (15) Haiku by Florin Golban

On the well's wall a butterfly in the beat of the sun 井戸の壁に 蝶 太陽のビートで falling star - shoot around it the Milky way 流れ星 その周りを撃つ 天の川 summer camp - in the background flamingo birds サマーキャンプ バックグラウンドに フラミンゴ slow dancing - a leaves feel this being free ゆっくりと踊る - 葉はこれが自由だと感じる window cleaning a homeless man under … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (15) Haiku by Florin Golban

World Haiku Series 2021 (14) Haiku by Elena Asch

ripe quince on a dark blue platter full Moon  熟したマルメロ 紺色の大皿に 満月 it's raining so hard even the gray geese went under the canopy 雨が激しく降っている ハイイロガンでさえ キャノピーの下に行った  the first frost slightly pointed facial features 初霜 少し先のとがった 顔の特徴 who is greener? They argue with the spring foliage long onion feathers... 緑色は誰? 彼らは春の葉と議論する 長いタマネギのフェザー morning coolness just … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (14) Haiku by Elena Asch

World Haiku Series 2021 (13) Haiku by Ed Bremson

Easter morning all the birds singing Savior, Savior Asahi Shimbun, April 2, 2021 イースターの朝 すべての鳥が歌う 救世主、救世主 not so happy... another New Year's Eve without her Asahi Shimbun, forthcoming それほど幸せではない 別の大晦日 彼女がいなくて suddenly there is time no more cherry blossoms is/let, March 23, 2021 いきなり その時 もう桜の花が見えない deep into autumn thinking about that moment when everything changed Best … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (13) Haiku by Ed Bremson

World Haiku Series 2021 (12) Haiku by Dmitry Shestakovsky

* heat a dog barking almost soundlessly from The 75th Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest (Honorable Mentions) 暑さ 犬が吠えている ほとんど聞こえない * sound of rain the book starts with a blank page from 13th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest (Selected Haiku Submissions Collection) 雨の音 本が始まる 空白のページで * forecast for tomorrow all day long leaf … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (12) Haiku by Dmitry Shestakovsky

World Haiku Series 2021 (11) Haiku by Deborah A. Bennett 

not yet spring - the tree frogs sing on unmelted snow まだ春ではない アマガエルが鳴く 溶けていない雪の上 * we never ask they keep offering - cherry blossoms 私たちは決して尋ねない 彼らは提供し続ける 桜の花 * learning not to cling to this floating world - heron ascending in snow しがみつかないことを学ぶ この浮いている世界に 雪の中で昇るサギ * walking home from the bodega - the smell of apples … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (11) Haiku by Deborah A. Bennett 

Haiku by Chen Xiaoou in China (8)

2022 is the traditional Chinese Year of Tiger. With the first two poems that follow, I sincerely wish the haiku lovers from Japan and all over the world an energetic and vigorous new year! hatsumode making wishes on new year’s day 初詣 願い事をする 元旦 tiger’s howl wind whistling through the mountain trees 虎の遠吠え 風が口笛を吹く 山の木々を通って … Continue reading Haiku by Chen Xiaoou in China (8)