Haiku and the Pictograph in EL, "spring noon" - April 2006 -


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This is an EL (Earth Language) experimental page to enjoy
the image of a haiku/short poem originally in English/Japanese.
When you can't see the Japanese parts, please don't mind and just skip those parts.
地球語の文字や文字絵を用いて詩的表現や翻訳を試みる実験のページです。

Most Japanese people imagine cherry bossums hearing April. I wonder what kind of flower is in this haiku.
A breaze carries a blossom closer and closer to its own shadow until finally touching it.
The moment makes you forget every other thing....
This author is Elena Naskova born and raised in Macedonia; and she is a writer of plays, short fictions and poems.
I found this haiku at the web site  of Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry; Spring 2006, Volume 4, Number 1. Thanks the editor and Elena.

四月といえばやっぱり花、日本人の私は桜をイメージしましたが、この俳句の花は何でしょうね?
そよ風が花一輪を宙で運んでいます、自分の影にぴったり重なるところまで。
ほかのことすべてを忘れた一瞬です。
作者は、マケドニアで生まれ育った劇やフィクションの作家で詩人でもあるElena Naskovaさん、
Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry; Spring 2006, Volume 4, Number 1から許可を得て採らせていただきました。


The original English haiku by Elena Naskova
:
spring noon -
a falling blossom
meets its shadow


The Japanese translation:
春まひる落花その影と合わさる

The EL translation:



Symbols in the pictograph:
: flower (花),  : tree (木),  : the sun (太陽)

Symbols in the EL translation:

{ up, {nature, time}: season} (the season when plants and lives get 'up'): spring (春)
:{ a part of the sun, one's own side, time}: daytime (日中)
{ pointing the middle of the space}: the middle (中間)
: noon (真昼)
(multiple instances of dot): to indicate a pause (間を取る記号)

: one (ひとつ)
{ ,} (as a hieroglyph): the situation of falling (dropping down), fall (vi. with ) (落下)
  { plant, heart} (the flower shaped fundamental ideogram): flower (花)
the grammatical notation to form a d-verb: meaning that the subject of this sentence becomes in the condition shown by the following character/phrase; or the subject does the following action.
(動詞を構成する記号)
{28,45( relation )}: touch (n. / v. with ) (触れる)
{ preposition symbol, the heading direction}: to, for (〜へ/に)
{ , in }(the status position is "in") }: (one)self, one's own (自身の)
{ opposite of { ,}: light/illumination}}: shadow (影 )

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