World Haiku Series 2019 (53) Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan

World Haiku Series 2019 (53)

Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan 

 

childhood song ~

the rhythm of women

threshing grain

 

(Tiny words 14.1 April 2014)

 

幼年期の歌-

女性のリズム

脱穀される穀物

 

 

birds crisscross

the evening sky-

alone again    

            

(Under the Basho, 2014)

 

鳥が十字に動く

夕空-

再び一人

 

gibbous moon –

we laugh away

our wrinkles   

 

(Brass bell Oct 2015)

 

凸月-

私たちはしわを笑い飛ばす

 

music class-
a chorus of sneezes
after the rains 

 

(World Haiku Review, April 2012)

 

音楽の授業-

くしゃみのコーラス

雨上がり

 

hospital stay-

outside my window

another leaf falls        

 

(A Hundred Gourds 1:3 June 2012)

 

入院-

私の窓の外

別の葉が落ちる

 

a lone star

adorns the salmon sky

winter solstice

              

(Asahi haikuist network– Feb 2017)

 

ただ一つの星

サーモン色の空を飾る

冬至

 

a jasmine shrub

upturned by the storm

still fragrant

 

(9th Yamadera Basho memorial haiku – 2017)

 

ジャスミンの低木

嵐によってひっくり返った

まだ香しい

 

a handful of rice

at the end of the day —

harvest moon

 

(Mainichi shimbun – 12/12/2017)

 

一握りのご飯

一日の終わりに――

中秋の名月

 

seniors’ home

grandma enquires about

her button roses

 

  (Brown Boat, 2014)

 

高齢者のホーム

おばあちゃんが尋ねる

彼女のボタンローズについて

 

mountain trek –                                                       

her laughter                                                            

echoes the tinkling stream

 

(Notes from the Gean 2:4, 2011)

 

マウンテントレッキング-

彼女の笑い声

音立てて流れる小川に共鳴する

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:

Geethanjali Rajan  teaches Japanese and English in Chennai, India.

Her journey into haiku and other Japanese poetry forms started around 15 years ago.

Her poems have appeared in many international journals and some anthologies. 

She is the recipient of a few awards – Redleaf Poetry India Award 2013 (haiku), an Honorable Mention in the Genjuan International haibun Competition 2014 and 2016, the second place (haiku) at the Tata Lit Live, 2014 and a second place in The Sonic Boom International Senryu Competition 2015, VBCF Sakura award (International category) 2017 .

She is currently the haiku editor at cattails (UHTS). 

She also conducts workshops in India to help spread the awareness about haiku.

6 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (53) Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan

  1. All great work.

    I love this one!!!

    .

    gibbous moon –
    we laugh away
    our wrinkles

    Geethanjali Rajan
    (Brass bell Oct 2015)

    kind regards,

    Alan Summers

  2. I am thankful to receive the poems.

    On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 3:33 am Akita International Haiku Network, wrote:

    > Hiruta posted: “World Haiku Series 2019 (53) Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan > childhood song ~ the rhythm of women threshing grain (Tiny words 14.1 > April 2014) 幼年期の歌- 女性のリズム 脱穀される穀物 birds crisscross ” >

  3. Beautiful haiku.

    seniors’ home
    grandma enquires about
    her button roses

    Thanks to Geethanjali Rajan.

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