World Haiku Series 2021 (27) Haiku by Lisa Fox

roped silhouette sways
in red autumn's sunset breeze
barkless oak limb groans

ロープのシルエットが揺れる
赤い秋の夕焼けのそよ風に
樹皮のないオークの手足がうめく

widows in black shrouds
stoop today, wilting at graves
mourning doves take flight

黒い覆いの未亡人
今日かがんで、墓でしおれる
ナゲキバトが飛ぶ

uniformed, seasoned
they march erect down Main Street
trying to forget

均一で慣れている
彼らはメインストリートを直立して行進する
忘れようとして

black alpha wolf calls
under winter's bright ice moon 
old elk, red and still

黒いアルファオオカミが叫ぶ
冬の明るい氷の月の下で
老いたヘラジカ、赤くて静か

wind whistles through pines
as early daffodils sway
pale sun on gray ice

風が松を通って音を立てる
早期の水仙が揺れるように
灰色の氷の上の淡い太陽

chamomile flowers
droop in dry September's sun
winter's bedtime tea

カモミールの花
乾燥した9月の太陽の下で垂れ下がる
冬の就寝時のお茶

dry rustling leaves
under Hunter Moon
silent owl wings

乾燥したざわめく葉
ハンタームーンの下で
静かなフクロウが飛んで行く

Egypt’s queen
shines white, still in the water
day’s bright moon

photo used by courtesy of Ellen Jennings

エジプトの女王

まだ水中で白く輝く

日中の明るい月

fall’s kept promise

pastel blossoms sing

in the desert

photo used by courtesy by Linda Lyberg

秋の守られた約束

パステルの花が歌う

砂漠で

striped chipmunk

runs the sunflower stalk

blends into fall

縞模様のシマリス

ひまわりの茎を動き回る

秋に溶け込む

ー Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Bio:

My name is Lisa Fox.
I live in a rural area in Western Michigan, USA, almost directly across Lake Michigan from Chicago, Illinois.
I am the proud parent of two grown sons and am a happy grandmother to one beautiful granddaughter.
I've been writing poetry steadily since retirement from government work in mid-2018.
Most of my poetry is published on my blogsite, Tao-Talk.
I participate in prompt-inspired poetry challenges at various Word Press and Blogger blogs and am a monthly host at dVerse Poets Pub.
This year two of my poems were published in the anthology, “The Anthropocene Hymnal: Songs of a Self-Defining Era,” edited by Ingrid Wilson. 
The anthology was put together as a fundraiser, where proceeds go to the World Wildlife Fund.   

Here are 9 photos presented to the World Haiku Series 2021.

photo used by courtesy of Daniel Fox

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