exposed tree roots –
seat for a child at the picnic
radici d’albero esposte –
per un bimbo sedia al picnic
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams was born in the USA, to parents from Arpino, Italy. She attended the University of Akron, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, in Mathematics. Valentina worked as a computer programmer, for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Her haiku and senryu have appeared in journals such as Bamboo Hut, Brass Bell, cattails, chrysanthemum, failed haiku, and Wild Plum.
selected and translated by Lucia Fontana