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 fall 

from Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Volume 5:1 

明日の天気予報
一日中
落葉
*
sundial 
cuckoo 
is late 

from European Kukai 2021 

日時計
カッコウ
遅れている
*
picture from space 
fits in the palm of my hand 
The Pacific ocean 

宇宙からの写真
手のひらに収まる
太平洋
*
an old book 
someone's thoughts 
in the margin  

古書
誰かの考え
余白に
*
dawn 
yellow leaves 
on a bunch of parsley 

夜明け
黄色の葉
パセリの束に
*
quiet morning 
a butterfly drinks water 
on the windowsill 

静かな朝
蝶が水を飲む
窓辺で
* 
June thunderstorm
night becomes day 
for a second 

6月の雷雨
夜が昼になる
ちょっと
*
Indian summer 
the warm 
umbrella handle

小春日和
暖かい
傘の柄
*
¬― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Brief bio:

Dmitry Shestakovsky, born in 1979 Donetsk, ex-USSR.

Now live in Donetsk.

Began to write haiku in 2017.

Have publications in russian online haiku-journal “Snail”.

Diploma and prize holder of international competition of russian-language haiku.

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (12) Haiku by Dmitry Shestakovsky

  1. I was born and raised in the USSR too! Enjoyed your haiku a lot. I first read “leaf fall” in Autumn Haiku, loved it then, and love it now. Will look for your haiku in Russian. Spasibo for the read!

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