World Haiku Series 2021 (74) Haiku by Charlotte Digregorio

caregiving ends . . .
silence in
my childhood home

Honorable Mention, Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest, 2021

介護が終る
沈黙
私の子供の頃の家に

advancing age . . .
the ebb tide
sculpts my feet

Visiting The Wind, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2021

加齢
引き潮が
私の足の形をととのえる

pond in the park
homeless woman pockets
the pennies

bottle rockets, Issue #44, February, 2021

公園の池
ホームレスの女性がポケットに入れる
ペニーを

dawn breaks
on the commuter train . . .
yesterday’s dusty windows

East on Central, 2021 Edition

夜明け
通勤電車で
昨日のほこりっぽい窓

notice of his death . . .
water cascades
over jagged rocks

Frogpond, Vol. 44:1, Winter 2021

彼の死の通知
水が滝のように落ちる
ギザギザの岩の上に

away at college . . .
the dog naps in his room
at home

Haiku Canada Review, Fall 2021

大学から離れて
犬が彼の部屋で昼寝する
家で

honeymoon . . .
steady across the stream’s stones
we pause for the stars

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2021
Quill & Parchment

ハネムーン
川の石を横切って安定
星を見るため一時停止

delivering meals
to a shut-in  . . .
her shelves with tins

bottle rockets, #45, August 2021

食事の配達
寝たきりの人に
彼女の缶の棚

snow flurries
he bundles 
his bed

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2021
Quill & Parchment

風花
彼は束ねる
ベッドを

sixty-sixth birthday . . .
standing on the pier
my boat fades into fog

East on Central, 2021 Edition

66歳の誕生日
桟橋に立っている
私のボートが霧に消える

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Bio:

Charlotte Digregorio, a retired professor, has authored seven award-winning books, the latest of which is Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, an inspirational poetry/reference book that is particularly apropos for our challenging times. She is also the author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio. 
She was honored by the Governor of Illinois in 2018 for her decades of achievements in the literary arts. 
Digregorio writes fourteen poetic forms, has won sixty-four poetry awards, and was nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. 
Her poems have been translated into eight languages; she translates poetry books from Italian into English; and her traveling haiga show is featured at libraries, hospitals, corporate centers, and park districts, among several venues. 
She writes a poetry column for Winnetka Living, a lifestyle magazine, in Illinois. Four of her reference books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities and are featured selections of book clubs. 
She has organized national writer's conferences and gives workshops at them; is a writer-in-residence at universities; teaches poetry in the public schools; judges national writing contests; and speaks regularly at libraries/chain bookstores. 
Digregorio hosted a radio poetry program on public broadcasting, and was an executive officer of the Haiku Society of America. She blogs about various genres of writing for publication, including poetry, and posts.

The Daily Haiku by global poets at www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com.

10 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (74) Haiku by Charlotte Digregorio

  1. Beautiful. I have a soft spot for alliteration, love how you use it in your poems. I believe, “honeymoon” is my favorite–the rhythm, the sound, the image–just wonderful.

  2. Thank you so much, Hidenori. I am so honored to appear on your series, along with your excellent selection of international poets. I greatly appreciate all your work in promoting haiku worldwide. You have spent years making a lasting contribution to the art of haiku. And thank you so much, Christina and Sasha, for your kind words.

  3. Thank you so much, Hidenori. I am so honored to be here along with your excellent selection of international poets. I greatly appreciate all your work in promoting haiku worldwide. You have spent years making a lasting contribution to the art of haiku. And, thank you, Christina and Sasha for your kind words.

  4. the school yard
    a flock of children is calling me
    from another time

    Wow! Wonderful expressions.

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