World Haiku Series 2021 (41) Haiku by Nikolay Grankin

our plans . . .
the straight paths
of a cemetery

私たちの計画
墓地への
まっすぐな道
 
autumn sun
a little girl on her father’s shoulders
picks an apple

秋の太陽
父親の肩に乗った少女が
リンゴを摘み取る
 
rumors of war
the wasps on a cut
melon

戦争の噂
カットされたメロンに
スズメバチ
 
first butterfly
the raised ear
of a puppy

初蝶
子犬の
上がった耳
 
young orchard
on the knife’s tip
a seed

若い果樹園
ナイフの先に
種
 
letting go
of my grandson’s hand
a flock of cranes

孫の手から
放れる
ツルの群れ
 
homecoming
where they used to be
two ravens in the sky

帰郷
昔いた場所に
空に2羽のワタリガラス
 
sunset
the butterfly's wing
on a trail of ants

日没
蝶の羽が
アリの道に
 
full moon
the cold touch
of a bridge railing

満月
橋の手すりの
冷たいタッチ
 
Milky Way
a pile of ash
still warm

天の川
灰の山
まだ暖かい

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

A photo of Nikolay Grankin

Bio:

Nikolay Grankin was born on September 27, 1964, in Tuapse, Russia. 
Now he lives in Krasnodar in the south of Russia. 
He has a wife, two children, a grandson, and works as an electrician in the plant. 
Nikolay is keen on haiku poetry and learning English. 
He has been writing haiku for about thirteen years, six of them in English. 
His haiku have appeared in some online and print journals in both Russian and English. 
Nikolay was among the winners and the honorable mention in several haiku contest.

Five photos presented by Nikolay Grankin

5 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (41) Haiku by Nikolay Grankin

  1. Fotografije i haiku su odlični,želim ti Nikolay puno inspiracije!

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