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MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: POEM TRANSLATION 135

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: POEM TRANSLATION

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 135

 

reeds roll their heads

蘆葦滚滚動

birds glide in v-formation

鳥兒滑翔在V-

wind whistles through field

鳴哨通田野

 

chameleon sky

變色龍天空

sun and clouds in magic shows

太陽彩雲演魔術

changing shapes and shades

改變形和色

 

scarlet blush sunset

绯红瞥日落

moon and stars glitter yonder

月亮星星那里閃

breath holding on peak

高峰持呼吸

 

puffing all the way

云吐

breezy lonely dark summit

寂寂微風高峰暗

fire flies escort path

护小径

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: POEM TRANSLATION

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: POEM TRANSLATION

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 128

 

glance at the mirror

一瞥在鏡子

reflection with memory

鏡中反射與記憶

time distorts image

時日改圖像

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 129

(1)

Kan commented on Echoes 128 thus:

 

Image distorts time

時間扭圖像

Steals across distant future

偷越悠遠的未來

Alters consciousness

改變自覺性

(2)

This is my response:

 

consciousness is time

覺悟是時間

stores and change images

图片保存和變化

mind like plain mirror

心如清晰鏡

 

face fast changing world

对万变世

stressful fixed life prescriptions

壓力固定生活方

bends seen in straight paths

彎曲看直径

 

bamboos sway with wind

風吹竹子搖

green grove and vertical growth

绿林竖立的生長

smart sanctuary

高明避難所

 

 

 

 

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 129

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 129

 

 

(1)

Kan commented on Echoes 128 thus:

 

Image distorts time

Steals across distant future

Alters consciousness

 

(2)

This is my response:

 

consciousness is time

stores and change images

mind like plain mirror

 

face fast changing world

stressful fixed life prescriptions

bends seen in straight paths

 

bamboos sway with wind

green grove and vertical growth

smart sanctuary

 

 

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 126

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 126

 

read some heavy books

thought I found enlightenment

views give me headache

 

read some lighter books

happy with entertainment

afloat, feet off ground

 

heavy and light feel

life is all about balance

see-saw but not seen

 

eye of the needle

virgins and all baggage

no camel at all

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 125

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 125

 

 

disturb silence sound

echoes hit marrow and soul

move stones deep within

 

the reverberation

rejuvenates life river

darkness disappear

 

fear cancer no more

share the silence of raindrops

river and stones merge

 

 

Note:

 

I was reading Jane Dougherty Haiku prompting on “River and Stones”. Emu posted a video on “Silence” by Maria. I was instantly inspired to compose the above. Thanks to both.