World Haiku Series 2019 (18) Haiku by Aparna Pathak

World Haiku Series 2019 (18)

Haiku by Aparna Pathak

 

Just when I smiled

At the trophy

A wild card entry 

 

(Sonic boom 1st place)

 

笑ったとき

トロフィーで

ワイルドカードエントリー

 

pumpkin soup

the family’s oneness

in slurps

 

(1st place senryu contest tri rivers) 

 

パンプキンスープ

家族の一体感

音を立てて

 

custody battle . . .
the lift trapped
between the floors

 

(Frogpond)

 

拘留のバトル...

エレベーターがフロアの間に閉じ込められる

 

falling leaves 

we exchange 

the gesture to call

 

(The Heron’s Nest) 

 

落ち葉

私たちはジェスチャーを交換し電話をする

 

a monkey

Picking lice off it’s child

evening downpour

 

(The Heron’s Nest )

 

猿が小猿のシラミを取っている

夕方の土砂降り

 

sunset sky . . .

the emptiness

changing its color

 

(Frogpond )

 

夕焼け空...

虚空が色を変える

 

squeaking door . . .

the infant smiles

at nobody

 

( Presence # 60)

 

軋むドア...

幼児が笑う

誰もいないけど

 

winter confinement

the cotton ball drops

from the crook of her elbow

 

(Modern Haiku )

 

冬ごもり

綿球が落ちる

彼女の肘の曲がった所から

 

late autumn . . .

the weight of being

unburdened

 

(Blithe Spirit)

 

晩秋...

荷が降ろされた重さ

 

no moon–

a cigarette lights up

the patrolling van

 

(Modern haiku)

 

月が出てない –

タバコに火がつく

パトロールバン

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Aparna Pathak is from India. Her work appears in Journa Frogpond,  The Heron’s Nest, The Eunoia Review, Neologism Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her work is also to be featured in “Auditory Cortex” issue of  Cha : An asian Literary Journal.

Her achievements include “Haiku Master of the Month,” NHK World Haiku Masters (April 2016 & November 2016); Commended, IAFOR Haiku Awards (2016); Third Place, UHTS Samurai Haibun contest (2016); Shortlisted in Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2016); First Place in Sonic Boom Senryu Contest (2018); First Place, “The Maple Relation,” Where Tanka Prose Grows Contest, Mandy’s Pages (2016); Second Place, Tanka Time Contest, Mandy’s Pages (2017); Honorable Mention, Sixth Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, Japan; First Prize, “Three Rivers,”Fourth Haiku Contest, The Haiku Association (2018); International Shakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Haiku (2017).  

 

Here are two photos presented by Ms. Aparna Pathak, which will inspire you to write haiku.

Please feel free to write haiku in the comment column.

 

 

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