World Haiku Series 2021 (77) Haiku by Eufemia Griffo

empty shells
forgotten names 
on the shore

(honorable mention, MHP Academy – Quickie Writing Challenge, June 2018)

からの貝
忘れられた名前
海岸に

fallen leaves
the lost time
of another life

(first prize of World haiku review, Pune 1-3 February 2019)

落ち葉
別の人生の
失われた時間

spicy tea
the first smell
of winter

(Runner up, Blithe Spirit, 49.1 March, 2019) 

香ばしいお茶
冬の
最初の匂い

white butterflies
thinking about
everything I lost

(third prize of the Eight Edition of The Haiku Contest Sharpening The green pencil, March 2019) 

モンシロチョウ
考えている
私が失ったものすべてについて

first day of spring
this longing to be
a butterfly

(Cattails, Apr. 2020)

立春
この憧れ
蝶になる

castle ruins
forget-me-nots
among the old stones

(Frogpond, 43.2, 2020)

城跡
勿忘草
古い石の間

deafening silence
the snow too falls
without a sound

(Third place, Shintai haiku category, World haiku review, Autumn 2020) 

耳が聞こえなくなったような静寂
雪も降る
音を立てないで

breezy morning
the scent of laundry
in the sun

(Blithe Spirit, 31.3, October 2021)

さわやかな朝
洗濯物の香り
日向に

evening stillness
white butterflies
in my dreams

(13th Yamadera Basho contest, 2021)

夕方の静けさ
モンシロチョウが
私の夢の中に

vigil prayers
a hummingbird disappears
in the sunlight

(Temple, anthology of The British Haiku Society, December 2021)

徹夜の祈り
ハチドリが消える
日光の中に

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos presented by Ms. Eufemia Griffo

Short biography:

   Eufemia Griffo is from Settimo Milanese (Milano) Italy. 
She is a writer and poet. 
She has published books of poetry and fiction, including Dracula’s inheritance ("The Legacy of Dracula" ), which she co-authored with Davide Benincasa, "The river is still flowing" (her first collection of short story), "The branches of memories" (another collection of short story), her first historical novel "Paper shapes, Triora's witches", (August 2018), and her second historical novel "From Afar, Venice: The Travels of Marco Polo" (March, 2021).
   She has won many awards for her writing and she has published her haiku in the best international magazines, journals and columns. In February 2019 she won the first international prize, "R.H. BLYTH AWARD" 2019 organized by Susumu Taikiguchi, Kala Ramesh and Rohini Gupta.
   Eufemia is a member of "British Haiku Society" (BHS) since 2017.

Her blog is : Il fiume scorre ancora (The river still flows).

https://ilfiumescorreancora.wordpress.com/

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