Two Runners-up of The R.H. Blyth Award 2013 : Dr. Angelee Deodhar and Ron Rosenstock

2014/02/08

 

On January 19, I received an exciting e-mail from Dr. Angelee Deodhar, a haiku friend of mine in India. 

 

 Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,

 Please do have a look at this site:

 https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/jan-2014-issue/blyth-award

 

With best wishes for 2014,

angelee

 

As you see, Dr. Angelee Deodhar is one of the runners-up in The R.H. Blyth Award 2013.

The site says as follows.

  

Two runners-up are particularly important, Dr. Angelee Deodhar and Ron Rosenstock.

 The former, a well-known haiku poetess from Chandigarh, India, has won this position for her outstanding contribution to the development of world haiku in general and to the spread of haiku literature to the vast audience of India through translation in particular, both represented by her entry of collected translation of haiku books into Hindi.

 

Indian Haiku 001 

 

They are: Classic Haiku, A Master’s Selection, Selected & translated by Yuzuru Miura, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc. of Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, 

Hindi-English edition 2006/ Children’s Haiku From Around the World – A Haiku Primer, Hindi translation & bilingual publication by Dr. Angelee Deodhar, 2007 (originally a JAL Foundation publication)

The Distant Mountain, The Life and Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, by David G. Lanoue, Hindi-English edition by Dr. Angelee Deodhar, 2009/ 

Indian Haiku, A bilingual anthology of Haiku by 105 Poets from India, compiled & edited by Dr. Angelee Deodhar, 2008/ 

and a book of Hindi translation of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, by the same translator. For details, contact the translator:angeleedeodhar@gmail.com 

 

 

Here are seven haiku from Indian Haiku.

 

 

winter mist

still some light remains

In these hearts

 

       Dr. Moti Lal Jotwani

 

冬の靄

まだいくらか光が残っている

これらの中心に

 

 

winter night

the dream peaks

suffer the snowfall

 

       Suresh Chandra Vatsayan

 

冬の夜

夢の絶頂

降雪を受ける

 

 

the snowy peak

is a lonely ascetic

with the moon

 

       Devnath Singh Anand Gautam

 

雪の峰

孤独な修行者である

月と共に

 

 

wordless night

silently the snow falls

the bare trees shiver !

 

       Manoshi Chatterji (Canada)

 

言葉のない夜

音もなく雪が降る

裸の木々が震える!

 

 

winter night

grandmother’s stories

sweet candy !

 

       Anoop Bhargava (USA)

 

冬の夜

おばあちゃんの話

甘いキャンディ-!

 

 

cold winter night –

even her memory

has warmth

 

       V.K. Kapoor

 

寒い冬の夜 -

彼女の思い出さえ

暖かさを持つ

 

 

stars adrift

in the chill of night

the last diary entry

 

       Angelee Deodhar

 

星が漂う

夜の冷気の中で

最後の日記の記入

  

Last of all, I hope that you will get more familiar with Dr. Angelee Deodhar by checking out ‘Haiku by Angelee Deodhar in India’  at the following website of Akita International Haiku Network.

 

https://akitahaiku.com/2013/04/27/

  

― Hidenori Hiruta

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