World Haiku Series 2021 (48) Haiku by Sasha A. Palmer

Two previously published haiga 

“peony petals” – first appeared in Oct. 2021 issue of cattails journal; 

peony petals…

all things fall

into place

牡丹の花びら

すべてのものが落ちる

所定の位置に

“tracing” – first appeared on Lavana Kray’s blog (https://ourbesthaiga.blogspot.com/) in Aug. 2021;

tracing

my mother’s face

in the mirror

トレースする

母の顔を

鏡の中に

Eight haiku

Tricycle, March 2021 haiku challenge, honorable mention:

clearing the garden—
my spade cuts through an acorn
in its shallow grave

庭を片付ける
私の鋤はどんぐりを切り裂く
その浅い墓で

Japan Fair 2021 haiku contest, 2nd place:

beneath the blossoms
she counts her years
on one hand

花の下
彼女は年を数える
片手で

an abandoned house
with all this wisteria
how can I move on?

廃屋
この藤すべてに
どのように取り組める?

change in the weather. . . 
the first year my kids do not
chase after fireflies

天気の変化
私の子供たちがホタルを追いかけない
最初の年

on this gloomy day
old eyes spot a bright red hat
of a woodpecker

この憂鬱な日に
年老いた目がキツツキの真っ赤な帽子を
見つける

after rain 
hyacinths heavy 
with scent

雨上がり
ヒヤシンスのきつい
香り

to and fro
to and fro
a dog’s tail 

行ったり来たり
行ったり来たり
犬のしっぽ

on the night without stars the shine of moonflowers  

星のない夜にヨルガオの花の輝き

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

My photo;

And a photo of forsythia in bloom

Brief Bio:

Sasha A. Palmer is a Russian-born writer and translator, who currently lives in Maryland.

Sasha is the recipient of international awards in poetry and translation.

Her work appeared in Writer’s Digest, Slovo/Word, Cardinal Points, and elsewhere.

Visit Sasha at https://sashaapalmer.com/

3 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (48) Haiku by Sasha A. Palmer

  1. Dear Mr. Hiruta, thank you very much for publishing, and translating my poems. I’ve been enjoying the World Haiku Series 2021, and I’m happy to be part of it.

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