World Haiku Series 2021 (50) Haiku by Vilma Knežević

grasshopper
on the window sill
dislodged by cold 

バッタ
窓枠に
寒さで外れた

a spider 
and its net caught
in the cedar resin

蜘蛛
そしてその巣がとらえられた
杉の樹脂に
 
without that cedar tree
entirely different house 
and the street

その杉の木がなければ
まったく違う家
そして通りも
 
a bat
holds firmly to
the icicles 

コウモリ
しっかりとつかまる
氷柱に
 
top of the mountain
stepped into the sky
with the mountaineers

山の頂上
空に足を踏み入れた
登山家たちと
 
glaciers
sailing southward
carrying history

氷河
南に向かって航海
歴史を運ぶ
 
tiny pumpkin
pushing away
its withered flower

小さなカボチャ
押しのける
枯れた花を
 
drops of water
dripping droningly
into the caw's silence

水滴
滴り落ちる
カラスの声の沈黙に
 
the raven
on a bare bough
collecting the sunbeams

カラス
裸の枝に
太陽光線を集める

no admittance
for bats-
closed cave door

立ち入り禁止
コウモリに
閉ざされた洞窟の出入口

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos presented by Ms. Vilma Knežević

Seahorse guard in the harbor Kostrena, Croatia .

PICTURE OF MY  NEIGHBORING  TOWN KASTAV, SOMETHING SPECIAL! 

 NEAR RIJEKA, CROATIA.

BIO:

Vilma Knežević was born in 1954.
She lives in the town of Viškovo, Croatia. 
She writes haiku since 2009 and has published two haiku collections so far: U tišini jutra/Within the silence of the morning (2010), and Kradljivci trešanja/The Cherry Thieves (2017).
She also publishes lyrics and takes part at the poetry recitals. 
She likes long walks in nature, collects plants and does some amateur art photography.
She very much likes gardening and produces eco-vegetables for her family. Nature it calms her down and that's how her haiku come around.

3 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (50) Haiku by Vilma Knežević

  1. The “tiny pumpkin” and “the raven” are my favorites — such vivid images! And I want to say a few words to that “tiny pumpkin,” but will it listen? 🙂

  2. My favorite is ‘ tiny pumpkin’ . It depicts her keen observation of minute things in nature, which is a necessary requirement to be a haiku poet.

  3. Dear Mr. Hiruta,
    everything is OK! And I am grateful for the translation, the choice of my haiku. I will do my best to be better this year,
    and I will collect even more photos on our islands and tourist towns.
    Best regards from Croatia !
    Vilma.

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