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

Eight haiku as New Year’s Present

grass eaten up
cow gone, a view
full of void     

食べ尽くされた草
牛がいなくなった
眺めは空き地で一杯

snowflakes
falling towards
an end

雪片
降り落ちている
終りに向かって
 
our sun’s light
travelling across the vast
ends up at black holes

私たちの太陽の光
広大な旅
ブラックホールで終わる
 
good news mom
is it about your brother? yes
no news from the front 

良いニュース、お母さん
あなたの兄弟についてですか? はい
戦地からのニュースではありません

orbit schooling
the children playing
water balls

軌道教育
子供たちが遊んでいる
ウォーターボール
       
scripture burns
the words glistering
in ashes              
 
(first published on Failed Haiku)

経典が燃える
言葉がきらきら輝いている
灰の中で

hanami festival
she strays too far
from the path        
 
(first published on Japan Society)

花見のまつり
彼女は遠く行き過ぎて迷う
道から外れて

sailing high
seeing towns now and then
below the sea of clouds    
 
(first published on Haiku Foundation)

高いセーリング
時々町を見る
雲海の下

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

A Chinese Haiku

袅袅闻丝弦
琴轩不见援琴人
余音绕栋梁     
 
the sound of
Qin’s strings is heard
yet no player found in the studio
it is the melody lingering
around the house

音
琴の弦楽器が聞こえる
まだスタジオに奏者は見えません
余韻の長いメロディー
家の周りで
 
(NOTE: QIN is a traditional Chinese plucked musical instrument)

Here are three photos.

Note to the Pictures:

Mr. Chen Xiaoou and his friends held a lecture on Qin and haiku on 17 Dec. in Kunming.

Miss Jiang Yiqi gave a lesson on the history of the traditional Chinese musical instrument, the so called Qin.

Mr. Chen explained the basic elements of the art of haiku and presented his poems related to Qin and music.

Around twenty people attended the lecture and showed a keen interest in both of the arts.

3 thoughts on “Haiku by Chen Xiaoou in China (8)

  1. ख़ूबसूरत हाइकु रचित किये। धन्यवाद।

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