Dear Hidenori Hiruta-san,
Greetings from India.
I just came across your beautiful website Akita International Haiku Network.
I am very impressed with your efforts to reach a world wide audience through haiku ad its related forms.
I am also a member of HIA and several other haiku associations in other countries.
Enclosed in the body of this email are some previously unpublished haiku for your kind consideration.
Please feel free to accept, or reject any /all the haiku. I will be grateful for any suggestions/critique.
With best wishes and warm regards,
Here is a photo of Angelee with Aryan.
Dr. Shashi Angelee Deodhar is an ophthalmologist turned haiku poet and haiga artist and translator from Chandigarh,India. She is a member of the Haiku International Association,Japan. She is also a member of the Haiku Society of America,Haiku Canada and several other societies in different countries. She has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi,and distributed them free of cost to poets in India around the world.
Bilingual books published :
If Someone Asks . . . Masaoka Shiki’s Life and Haiku, 2005 Haiku: A Master’s Selection, edited by Miura Yuzuru, 2006
Ogura Hyakunin Isshu: 100 Poems by 100 Poets, 2007
Children’s Haiku from around the World–A Haiku Primer, 2007
Indian Haiku, 2008 The Distant Mountain , 2009
Dr. Shashi Angelee Deodhar recently sent Ogura Hyakunin Isshu : 100 Poems by 100 Poets, Children’s Haiku from around the World–A Haiku Primer, Indian Haiku, Indian Haiku and The Distant Mountain to me by air mail.
in the chill of night
the last diary entry
Here are other haiku by Angelee Deodhar .
blossom rafts downstream
I drink the moon
from a sake cup
after the rain
cherry blossom breath
from every puddle
cherry blossom clouds
missing my step
thoughts tangled in
cherry blossom clouds
tangle my thoughts
-where was I headed
she dances under
I saw my first cherry blossoms at the Third Haiku Pacific Rim Conference in Matsuyama
in April 2007 and these were written there
over the lake
a wagtail dips across
the ripples of mist
in a stiff wind
the afternoon sun shifts
saffron bougainvillea shadows
over the Vedic chant
of children’s’ voices
the scolding squirrel
young vines trail
over ant hill monuments
– a coconut drops
right at the top
of the Hawaiian giant tree
the little cormorant
on the path
beyond the locked gate
a carpet of pink bougainvillea
through coils of mist
just for a moment
the grey heron
water skaters skitter
as cattle egrets wade through
the mist rising off the lake
pink lantana hides
the ‘Beware of Crocodiles’ sign
at the lake
The next posting ‘第2回日露俳句コンテスト：応募要項’ appears on April 30.
― Hidenori Hiruta
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It is a deeply sad day to hear that Dr Angelee Deodhar passed away this morning. She was incredibly modest, and would never admit she was a giant in the world of haiku and haibun.
President, United Haiku and Tanka Society
co-founder, Call of the Page
Unbelievable, but too sad in silence!
On June 9, Dr Angelee Deodhar kindly submitted her nice haiku to 7th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.
On June 28, to my great surprise, I found she had passed away, leaving her haiku behind for us.
Let me express my sincere condolences.
Secretary General, Akita International Haiku Network