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Haiku collection (1)

Moyayama; Russian Haiku: a diary

Alexey V. Andreyev

long ride on the bus
world outside like a film
don't stop, bus

 

バスで ゆく
けしきは 映画
とめないで!

 

till sunrise
two yellow traffic lights
through the curtains of rain

雨を はさんで 黄しんごう
夜が あけるまで
見つめあう
 


spring morning -
your little watch
left on the edge of the sink

春の朝
ながしで はずした
きみの時計

the plane is taking off -
I'm thinking about lemons

飛行機で
レモンを想う
離陸中
 

first snowflakes!
I love them too much to think
they'll melt by noon

初めての 雪ひらひら!
ああ、いいなあ、ってなごり惜しむ
だって昼には溶けちゃうから
 

sudden snow
during warm March: today
I won't speak English

暖かかった3月に
突然の雪。今日
英語はしゃべりたくない
 

watching deadly news

I drink hot milk, impressed by

my sore throat

 

ひどいニュースを見てて

のどにグッと

熱いミルクをやきつける

 

 

 

24th birthday:
sitting on the swing,
swinging with the wind

 

24才の誕生日
ブランコに すわって
風に ゆられてる

 

Statue of Liberty
offers an ice cream
to a helicopter

 

自由の女神
アイスクリームをさしだす
ヘリコプターに向かって

 


with the receiver near
my ear: between long beeps -
a treefrog

 

受話器にあてた ぼくの耳
呼びだし音の あい間に
雨ガエルの声



a pocket phone book
in the snow by the phone booth
lost or thrown?

 

小さな電話帳
電話ボックスのそばの 雪の中
落とした、それとも捨てた?
 

From Moyayama; Russian Haiku: a diary (1996) by Alexey V. Andreyev

 

Alexey V. Andreyev

Alexey was a Russian student studying abroad in the USA. Once there, he discovered that poetry can be written in English as well, and after a year of studiously watching commercials and soap operas he resolved that his English was up to the task. This is his first serious attempt.