World Haiku Series 2019 (19) Haiku by Ajaya Mahala

World Haiku Series 2019 (19)

Haiku by Ajaya Mahala

 

disappearing dew
no time to discuss
an old love

 

Frogpond 38.3 , the Autumn issue, 2015

 

消える露

過ぎ去った愛についてお話する時間はありません

 

night of elopement

the escort moon avoids

 the highways

 

The 20th Mainichi Haiku Contest

 

駆け落ちの夜

護衛の月は高速道路を避ける

 

mosquito wings –

the colour of evening 

so thin

 

First Place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2014

 

 蚊 の羽 ー

夕方の色

とても淡い

  

bird song –

an incomplete sentence

each time

 

Tiny words  Issue 14.1 – 15 May 2014

 

鳥の鳴き声 ー

不完全な文

毎回

 

old oak

a million cicada songs

in the withered bark

 

Fourth Place, European Quarterly Kukai #9 – Spring 2015 Edition

 

樫 の老木

百万匹もの蝉の鳴き声

枯れた樹皮にとまって

 

still pond

I sabotage the moon

with a stone

 

Frogpond 37.2  ,2014

 

静かな池

私は石で月を破壊する

 

a butterfly

sits on my shoulder

I become a stump

 

2nd position in Diogen Best Autumn Haiku, 2013

 

蝶が私の肩に座っている

私は切り株になる

 

winter wind
a spider web holds together 
the swaying bamboos

 

Winning entry, Indian Kukai #13, September 2015

 

冬の風

クモの巣が揺れる竹を一緒に支える

 

menstruation –
the shrill cry of the parrot
from the cage

 

WA Poets Inc.

Issue #36 Haiku

Haiku Selectors: Coral Carter, Rose van Son, Gary De Piazzi

 

月経 ー

ケージから甲高いオウムの叫び声

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio :

Ajaya Mahala is into poetry, story writing in both Odia and English. He specialises in haiku, a short form poetry with a style of Japanese origin.

Photography is also his pastime.

He did his graduation in Economics from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and pursued post-graduate study in Economics in Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

He is in employment with the Government of India as a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax. 
 

HAIKU

After his introduction to haiku in 2013, he won all major world kukai in a single year, 2014. 
His haiku have been published in several leading haiku journals. He has been selected as one of the contributing writers for spring/summer issues (17th Cycle) of Daily Haiku, a much acclaimed international haiku journal. 

He has to his credit several international haiku awards as under:
‘Haiku Master of the month’ by NHK World TV – a haiku programme in the national TV of Japan. 
One among 8 Honorable Mentions ITO EN Oi ocha New Haiku Contest 2016 and won cash prize of ¥50000. 
Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2016. 
20th Mainichi Haiku Contest in 2016
Romanian Revista haiku contest.(2016 and 2017 editions)
International competition for haiku on the theme: Blood Donation organized by the Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Petrova 3, Zagreb, Croatia.
3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2014 
Kusumakara International Haiku contest 2017.
He has played an active role in organizing Triveni, the World Haiku Utsav 2016 at Pune.

 

Poems and Stories: He is a regular contributor of poems and stories in Odia to magazines.

 

Haiku Books in Odia

Published

1. “ଘୁଞ୍ଚୁ ନ ଥିବା ଜହ୍ନ” (The Unmoving Moon)(A book of Haiku poetry in Odia(2018) 

 

Address

Ajaya Mahala

Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemption)

Room No. 304, 3rd Floor, Kailash Heights

Gandhi Nagar Mod,

Lal Kothi, Tonk Road

Jaipur -302005

Rajasthan

 

Contact:

ajayamahala@email.com

mob : 8668828968

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