Haiku by Narayanan Raghunathan in India (2)



On May 20, 2010, I received a comment on our website from Narayanan Raghunathan.

He says in his comment as follows:

Dear Hiruta-San:

I humbly request you to visit our site
Please translate Haiku which you like into Japanese.
Please post your Haiku and translation on our site: It will surely get translated into other languages.

Narayanan Raghunathan.




On June 8. I received another e-mail as follows:

Dear Hidenori Hiruta,

Here is a link two over 700  of my haiku at wonder haiku worlds.  


I invite you to join our Haiku forum and post as many Japanese translations of my Haiku as you can. I will be highly  honoured ~ We will be honoured. USE REGISTER ON TOP RIGHT to join then log in and get going !!

You can choose as many of my Haiku you like for your purpose !

i give you full access to translate all my work here or at


[ You have my bio here ]


[ You can access more of my Haiku etc. here ]


[ You have photos from my collection here.]

I hope we can collaborate on various translations.

I think it is great blessing we are brought together by Haiku.


[ You have my photo here ]

Thank you

Yours sincerely

best regards

Narayanan Raghunathan

Now I am a member of their Haiku forum  Wonder Haiku Worlds.  I would like to present his haiku about October to you with my Japanese translations.



the storm over ~

the green mountain

soaks in sunlight




fallen leaves ~

white butterfly mizmazes

a new dream world





the last kite

descends the sky

twilight beach





a leaf falls

a starry sky dissolves

in the pond





withered fields ~

a wild storm brews

on darkening skies





clouded stillness

engulfs before the rains ~

a distant caw





sound of rain

i turn to look out and

see falling leaves





rain subsides ~

many yellow butterflies

bask in fresh sunlight





earth coloured bird

rests on the red roof

scans the earth





a fly lands

on a walnut tastes

golden sunlight





yellow butterfly

flies up and down ~

brown just cruises





midnight ~

sobbing amidst

crickets’ cries





blue butterflies

flutter on cotton clouds ~

sunlight after rains





heavy raining ~

a nonchalant crow still

on the coconut tree





I sincerely hope that you will enjoy haiku by Narayanan Raghunathan.


The next posting ‘Tanka by Chen- ou Liu in Canada’ appears on October 30.



Hidenori  Hiruta


2 Responses to “Haiku by Narayanan Raghunathan in India (2)”

  1. My sincere thanks to Hidenori Hiruta for publishing our poet Narayan Raghunathan”s haiku poems. I am also a member of wonderhaikuworlds.

    blue butterflies
    flutter on cotton clouds ~
    sunlight after rains

    I like this haiku. Sri Narayanan Raghunathan’s haiku poems are very very sensitive and nature’s gift. It is a carving of words in the poetic stone of literary world.

    With immense pleassure and regards:
    Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram, Chennai.

  2. Yousei Hime Says:

    Thank you so much for translating and publishing these beautiful haiku, Hidenori-san. It has been too long since I visited, and these poems were just what I needed. Thank you again for the inspiration, and thanks to Narayan Raghunathan.

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