稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (61)

2022年9月 短歌 September 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   This month, continuing from last month, I submitted ten pieces of tanka I composed when I visited the former Haseyama Residence in Tashiro, Ugo Town, Akita Prefecture. 今月は先月に引き続き秋田県羽後町田代にある旧長谷山邸を訪れたときの際に詠った短歌10首を提出いたしました。 1 奔流のおつるが如く雨はふる七曲峠(ななまがりとおげ)けはしき途上 rain falls like a torrent steep road up the Nanamagari Pass to the … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (61)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (60)

2022年8月 短歌 August 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   Five pieces of tanka for Tatsumi Hijikata The other day, I visited the Kamaitachi Art Museum, where photos of Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of Butoh, a dance genre, are displayed. Photographer is Hosoe Eikoh. The museum was opened in 2016 in the former … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (60)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (59)

2022年7月 短歌 July 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   <横手市の羽黒町へ3首/ Three pieces of tanka to Haguro-Cho, Yokote City>  先日、所用で横手市に行きました。その折、かつて横手城下の武家屋敷があった羽黒町を少々散策しました。羽黒町には現在、武家屋敷は現存しておりませんが、横手市と市民の方々のご尽力により、今なお古の風情と面影が保たれています。      The other day, I went to Yokote City on an errand. During my visit, I took a short ramble through Haguro-Cho, where there used to be a samurai residence under Yokote Castle. … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (59)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (58)

2022年6月 短歌 June 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 森のなか小夜啼鳥(さよなきどり)は鳴き已まず 嬉々とし飛翔する君を見つ in the forest nightingale doesn’t stop   singing  seeing you fly happily in the air 2  順々に巡りくる幸たまふ今日は野にかがよふ五月(さつき)の光 blessing going round being given us in turn-- today on fields the sparkling light of May 3  畦に咲く白詰草は白を詰め風のそよぎのひとときに酔ふ between paddies… white clover stuffed fully with … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (58)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (57)

2022年5月 短歌 May 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   <For Lake Shusen / 秋扇湖(鎧畑ダム湖)へ> I drove to Lake Shusen, Yoroihata Dam Lake, in Semboku City, Akita, Japan, on 6th May 2022.  I was fascinated by the lake's colour, filled with melting snow water. In addition, it was already the early summer, but … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (57)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (56)

2022年4月 短歌 April 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   <春-雪解の頃 / Spring-around melting-snow> 1  幽かなる雪解けの靄のたちのぼる雲湧く谷に春は来にけり melting snow... haze rising up faintly in the air spring has come into the valley  where clouds well up  2 憂ひ満つ豪雪のとき越えたれば雪消の野辺は滴り奏づ pass the days of heavy snow filled with anxiety… the path of melting snowfields harmonizes dripping … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (56)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (55)

2022年3月 短歌 March 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   <反戦歌 / Anti-War Tanka> 1 一念は平和来たれと軍事侵攻さるるウクライナへの祈り my heart is filled with prayers for peace in Ukraine being invaded by Russian military force ※「ひまわり」はウクライナの国花です。 The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. 2 にはか掻き曇り暗澹たる世界 眼前(まさき)を揺らし立ちあらはるる all of a sudden the air becomes leaden and then … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (55)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (54)

2022年2月 短歌 February 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 天華舞ふ渓流に日はしづやかに光を映し佇みにけり in silence the sun reflects light on  the valley stream where heavenly flowers beauteous snow alight 2 移りゆく色をば知らぬ寒の入り銀氷の山しろじろ浮かぶ beginning of midwinter— not knowing the vain colours mountains with silver-white shining snow float in the air afar 3 光まばゆき雪を積み厳冬を幾年経るか老いの桜木 an old cherry … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (54)

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (53)

2022年1月 短歌 January 2022, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 新玉にしきり降りくる雪秘むる魔性の刃ゆるびなきもの in the New Year snow falls endlessly while hiding the blade of demon …a harsh one 2 白冴えの装束まとひ雪女かなた影らふ雪しまく朝   Yuki-Onna's silhouette in pure white kimono from afar-- on the morning with razing blizzard ※" Yuki-Onna" is a Japanese spectre that means snow … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (53)

Tanka by Nani Mariani in Australia

Christmas Day bridge to the end of the year on that hill hear the prayers I am here クリスマス 年末への架け橋 その丘の上 祈りを聞く 私はここにいます affection gather the horizon a long holiday orphans vacation to the beach 愛情 地平線を集める 長い休日 孤児たち ビーチへの休暇 in silent sparkling stars accompany in the drizzle however .. this longing deepens 黙って きらめく星が伴う … Continue reading Tanka by Nani Mariani in Australia