World Haiku Series 2022 (6) Haiku by Aljoša Vuković

Haiku by Aljoša Vuković

rubbish in the forest –

on a plastic bottle

an eco-message

森のゴミ

ペットボトルに

エコメッセージ

French fries –

deep fryer ruins the smell

of grandma´s earth

フライドポテト

天ぷら鍋は台無しにする

おばあちゃんの土の匂いを

picnic –

a child puts grass

on dad´s bald head

ピクニック

子供が草をのせる

パパの禿頭に

nuclear war –

who will figure out

the unfinished graffiti

核戦争

誰がわかるだろう

未完成の落書きを

-Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Comment

Inspired by fine works of haiku by Aljoša Vuković, Hidenori Hiruta introduces 10 JAPANESE HAIKU (Japanese/English) from HI (HAIKU INTERNATIONAL) magazine issued by HIA (HAIKU INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION).

人の世は天災人災八重櫻

(hito no yo wa tensai jinsai yae-zakura)

In this world

natural and man-made disasters

double cherry blossoms

小見山希覯子

KOMIYAMA Kikoshi

HI 2011 No.96

ありがたき水は恨みの春の波

(arigataki mizu wa urami no haru no nami)

Bittersweet

spring waters overflow

tsunami

( The Great East Japan Earthquake)

堺 点子

SAKAI Tenshi

HI 2011 No.96

災害の憂ふこころに梅咲きて

(saigai no ureu kokoro ni ume saki te)

For the grieving hearts

of the disaster

plum blossoms

小野郁巴

ONO Ikuha

HI 2011 No.96

春寒し潮いくたびも喪の町に

(haru samushi shio ikutabi mo mo no machi ni)

Cold spring

wild tide often comes

to the mourning town

小長井和子

KONAGAI Kazuko

HI 2011 No.96

みちのくの地震津波で人は消ゆ

(michinoku no jishin tsunami de hito wa kiyu)

In consequence of earthquake and tide wave

happened in Michinoku

many people are extinguished

余 庵

YOAN

HI 2011 No.96

余震なお割れし墓石に花の塵

(yoshin nao ware shi boseki ni hana no chiri)

after shocks –

on broken gravestones

cherry petals

山田由紀子

YAMADA Yukiko

HI 2011 No.96

すさまじや天災かくも春嵐

(susamaji ya tensai kakumo haru arashi)

How appalling it was!

The act of calamity devil

Spring gale

森田みさ

MORITA Misa

HI 2011 No.96

海穢る浦に鯨の陸死体

(umi kegaru urani kujira no riku-shitai)

In a bay

of the polluted sea

a dead whale beached

大江 流

 ŌE Ryu

HI 2012 No.101

珊瑚礁灼砂踏めば

(sangoshō yakesuna fume ba suna no naku)

A coral reef

walking on the burning sand

the sound of the sand

北端辰昭

KITABATA Tatsuaki

HI 2012 No.98

地虫出で混迷の世を訝しむ

(jimushi ide konmei no yo o ibukasimu)

Emerging ground beetles

regard our confused world

with suspicion

芥弘浩司

SUKEHIRO Hiroshi

HI 2012 No.102

Lastly, we express thanks to Aljoša Vuković.

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