World Haiku Series 2021 (65) Haiku by Alessandra Delle Fratte

first of the year —
flowers in the wind 
open to hope

年の最初 
風に咲く花
希望を開く

winter rain —
the same greyness 
on palaces and sky

冬の雨
同じ灰色
宮殿と空に

the last cricket 
sings a song —
moonless night

最後のクリケット
歌を歌う
月のない夜

clover in bloom —
in your hair 
carnival corianders

花咲くクローバー
あなたの髪に
カーニバルのコリアンダー

sailing at dusk —
the breathlessness of pandemic 
melts in the waves

夕暮れ時の帆走
パンデミックの息切れ
波に溶ける

winter sky —
your eyes over the years 
always the same

冬の空
何年にもわたってあなたの目
いつも同じ

under the snow
I tread on dry branches  —
cornflakes in the milk

雪の下
私は乾いた枝を踏む
ミルクのコーンフレーク
  
frozen night —
just a wine glass
in solitude

凍てつく夜
ただのワイングラス
独りで

a ray of sunshine
after the last storm —
in memory of my father 

太陽の光
最後の嵐の後
父を偲んで

hailstones —
cherries on the tree 
in just a few months

あられ
木の上のサクランボ
ほんの数ケ月で

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Presentation:

Alessandra Delle Fratte is an Italian psychotherapist (Rome), with a great passion for the haiku, since the 2015. In the haiku written in English, particularly, she finds the right brevity and rhythm that allow – to each verse – to express the most archetypical or intimate thoughts. 
Present in THF’s Haiku Registry, her haiku were published on international digital journals/blogs including Otata, The Haiku Foundations, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog. Awards: Honoured Mention at the Gustavo Pece Italian Prize (2019). Work Anthologized: A.A.V.V. Haiku Column Anthology Vol. 4 (2018), Vol. 5 (2019), Vol.6 (2020). Recently published her first Haiku Collection Three jasmines scent my tea, with poems in Italian translated in English.*

* Delle Fratte A. (2019). Tre gelsomini profumano il mio tè. La Ruota Edizioni: Roma

5 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (65) Haiku by Alessandra Delle Fratte

  1. Dear Mr. Hidenori,
    Thank you so much for showcasing my haiku and for translating them into Japanese.
    Greatly indebted to you,
    — Alessandra Delle Fratte

  2. So very happy to receive such an encouraging feedback from All of you.
    It means a lot!

    Thank you so much 🙏🏻🌸
    — Alessandra Delle Fratte

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