World Haiku Series 2021 (75) Haiku by Alexandra Ivoylova

far away to the west
a high tide of clouds
sunshine rains

はるか西に
雲の満潮
日差しの雨
 
the school yard 
a flock of children is calling me 
from another time

校庭
子供たちの群れが私を呼んでいる
別の時から
 
a languid sunset 
street lamps alight 
before the stars 

元気のない夕日
街灯が降りる
星の前に
 
the builders are leaving
the scaffolding 
reaches the cloud

ビルダーは去っている
足場から
クラウドに到達
 
midnight boulevards 
the blues of the city 
resounds within me 

真夜中の大通り
街のブルース
私の中で鳴り響く
 
a café at the station
at the bottom of the cups
bitter grounds

駅のカフェ
カップの底に
苦い下地
 
windy 
scattered by the garbage bin 
black and white photos 

風が強い
ゴミ箱のそばに散らばっている
黒と白の写真
 
red hands
a woman selling warm bagels 
in the cold 

赤い手
暖かいベーグルを売る女性
寒さの中で
 
between two shining Christmas trees
the mechanical movements 
of Santa Claus 

2本の輝くクリスマスツリーの間
サンタクロースの 
機械的な動作
 
explosions of fireworks 
the Old and New years
are sharing the night 

花火の爆発
行く年来る年が
夜を共有

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos presented by Ms. Alexandra Ivoylova

Bio:

   ALEXANDRA IVOYLOVA graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia and holds an M.M. degree in piano performance. She specialized in Paris, and studied chamber singing. 
   Alexandra has recorded two compact discs: “Baroque arias and songs” and “Reflections – poetry and music” and has had individual exhibitions of art and photo haiga. Her publications comprise 10 books and collections of haiku, poems translated into eleven languages, haibun, maxims, essays, fragments, as well as literary, art and music reviews. She is the compiler of the Bulgarian-French bilingual haiku anthology “The town”.
   Membership: World Haiku Association, Bulgarian PEN Center, Bulgarian Haiku Union, Elias Kanetti International Society, Union of Bulgarian Journalists, Rencontres Européennes Europoésie. member of the editorial board of the Bulgarian magazine “Haiku World”.

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (75) Haiku by Alexandra Ivoylova

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

    So nice expressions.

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