Thursday, November 19, 2020

Prayer Wheel Twirling: A Biolet (=a 6-line Brazilian triolet derivative)

My solar-powered prayer wheel,

It spreads with zeal good wishes round,

good wishes with its gentle sound,

enhancing all the joy I feel.

It spreads with zeal good wishes round,

My solar-powered prayer wheel.


Hikaru Kitabayashi

16 November 2020, 19:20 p.m. and 19 November 2020, 17:07 p.m.

Pensacola Sand: A Biolet (=a 6-line Brazilian triolet derivative)

The white of Pensacola sand,

New-fallen snow, it was so like

When on the beach I'd take a hike.

But, now the beach is built on land.

New-fallen snow, it was so like,

The white of Pensacola sand.


Hikaru Kitabayashi

16 November 2020, 18:55 p.m.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A biolet (= 6-line Brazilian triolet): Refrigerated fair and square

This wintry, frost-filled, chilling air,

It has a sunny set of tricks

that I would never try to fix.

Refrigerated fair and square,

It has a sunny set of tricks,

This wintry, frost-filled, chilling air. 


Hikaru Kitabayashi

13 November 2020



Monday, November 09, 2020

A short poem: The tastiest love of all

Love before which all other loves do pall:

Love born from butternut squash,

The tastiest love of all. 


by Tadashi Kushibuchi and Hikaru Kitabayashi

8 November 2020


Festival Sounding: A Haiku by Tadashi Kushibuchi and its translation

 

さびかんをうてばふるさとまつしのね。

(錆缶を打てば故郷祭りの音

Sabikan wo uteba, furusato matsuri no ne) 

櫛渕 正 

[Tadashi Kushibuchi: Written around 2017]

 

Festival Sounding!

Hometown found...in the hitting

Of a rusted can.


Translated by Hikaru Kitabayashi

7 November 2020



 

Sunday, November 01, 2020

A Triolet: Halloween's full moon, pumpkin-colored

Blue black velvet night, shining bright.

Halloween's full moon, pumpkin-colored,

from my eyes it pulled, stretched by light,

blue black velvet night, shining bright,

distancing itself from my sight.

One I was with you, there a dullard,

Blue black velvet night, shining bright,

Halloween's full moon, pumpkin-colored.


1 November 2020

Hikaru Kitabayashi