稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (54)

2022年2月 短歌

February 2022, Tanka

All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳  

1

天華舞ふ渓流に日はしづやかに光を映し佇みにけり

in silence

the sun reflects light on 

the valley stream

where heavenly flowers

beauteous snow alight

2

移りゆく色をば知らぬ寒の入り銀氷の山しろじろ浮かぶ

beginning of midwinter—

not knowing the vain colours

mountains

with silver-white shining snow

float in the air afar

3

光まばゆき雪を積み厳冬を幾年経るか老いの桜木

an old cherry tree

laden with dazzling

snow…

how many harsh winters

have you lived through?

4

大(おおい)なる黒を謳ふか雪の白窮めゆきける桜木の幹

you, cherry tree

praise the heavenly black…

snow is

becoming the ultimate white

on your trunk

5

雪雲にさ枝漲る桜木の影にほのぼの温もりの家

cherry tree’s branches

pervading snow clouds

casting shadows–

warm houses can be

dimly seen there

6

紆余曲折を経にけるか桜木も春に明かせよ撓まぬ心 

Has the cherry tree

gone through twists and turns

for many years?

Show your untiring spirit

when spring comes

7

雪上に氷柱(つらら)を落とし並べをり厚き氷(ひ)に込む雫は重し

icicles

dropped down and arranged

on the snow…

drops being loaded

into the thick crystal are heavy

8

寒中の氷結もまた人をとめ結びの妙の縁(えにし)あるらむ

in deep winter

freezing also makes

me stop

it may have

the ethereal knot of fate

9

スマホ触れば足早に時代ゆくタワーマンションのそり影して

touch the smartphone

times move fast…

tower condominiums

cast tall shadows in a vague  

and mysterious way

10

上京後コロナ禍にあり感染の有る無き問はず家籠りかな 

corona disaster–

after going to Tokyo

it doesn’t matter

if they’re infected or not.

Stay home-keeping still

One thought on “稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (54)

  1. Dear Hidenori,

    This is the feature I meant. Can I send 10 of my best tanka from my book – the forest i know – published a few months back to you?

    waiting to hear from you. warmly, _kala

    **Books:* – beyond the horizon beyond – India – beyond the horizon beyond – US – Naad Anunaad – India – Naad Anunaad – US – Haiku Companion and Activity Book – Katha First Book of Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Haibun

    *e* *Books:*- tanka ‘unseen arc’ snapshot press – bones ‘one-line twos’ & marlene mountain .

    On Sat, 19 Feb 2022 at 03:30, Akita International Haiku Network wrote:

    > Hiruta posted: ” 2022年2月 短歌 February 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika > Inami 稲美 里佳 1 天華舞ふ渓流に日はしづやかに光を映し佇みにけり in silence the sun reflects light > on the valley stream where heavenly flowers beauteous snow alight 2 ” >

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