World Haiku Series 2019 (86)
Haiku by Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram
with a lonely wing
in company of ants.
Rocks holding head high
along with sprouting leaf
Branches of spring’s tree.
Fisherman back home
In the evening hours
Maritime land welcomes.
Though broken into itsy bitsy
remain as a sacrifice of alive
The crops and sickle
are mere symbols
In the days of harvest.
Even though desert field
extending life with overwhelmed joy
It celebrates friendship to
Newton’s third ‘Law of Motion’,
The garden of apple.
Even in the dry desert,
Lead delightful life
The date palm trees.
Pendant bunch of grapes
reminds me of
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Eggs all over body
Heartful of sweet welcome
Dindigul jack fruit.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Poet Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram was born (Dec.17th 1955) in a small village Kavanur, Tamil Nadu, India to Sri.Nayana Pillai and Smt.Balagujambal. Poet Kalyan’s father was a karnam (Village Accountant). Mr.Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram having permanent residence at Cheyyaaru (TV Malai District) and now presently living at Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu.
Poet Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram post graduated from Madurai Kamaraj University and got CAIIB from Indian Institute of Bankers and pg diploma in human resource management at Annamalai University while in his service at Union Bank of India. He used to write poems during his high school studies. His many lyrics are broadcasted by All India Radio, Chennai and Trichy stations.
His Haiku poems are published in many tamil literary magazines, english websites and leading on- line magazines.
In the year 1991 he was awarded “ Pavendar Pattayam “ inthe Bharathiyar Centenary Celebrations at Kancheepuram. He was then awarded “ Poet of Humanity “ while release of his haiku book named
“ The Smile of Humanity “ (manithaneyath thuligal – both in tamil and english) during his presidential time at Cheyaaru Tamil Sangam.
Poet Kalyanasundaram’s many haiku poems are translated into many languages like English, Japanese, french, telegu, malayalam and Hindi . In the year 2016 he was awarded “ Mithra Haiku Award.
His second haiku book “ manasellaam “ got recognition and prize at Sri Lanka Nutpam Literary Association.
Further Poet Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram has invented new tamil poetic version “ Thanmunaik Kavithaigal “ (Self-assertive verses) and followed by more than 200 poets around world tamil poets. This type of tamil verses are recently recognised at Combodia by Angkor Tamil Literature Association in Sept.2019. Poet has released a book in which 52 poets are contributed their poems.
Poet Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram is also a founder of Haiku Society of World Tamil Poets (HSWTP) and more than 300 poets are writing their haiku poems in that facebook link. Poet has released collection of Haiku poems from more than 50 poets named “ Panivizhum malarvanam “ . Many of his haiku poems are being translated in English by Mr.Pugazhendhi V.Poet , Raju Arockiasamy, Shankar Maanji Pillai )
Many of haiku poems are being translated into Japanese language in Akita International Haiku Network By the haiku poet Mr. Hidenori Hiruta who is the admin of the network. Poet Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram having ultimate aim of training the young haiku tamil poets with the help of esteemed haiku eminent scholars like Sri.Erode Tamilanban and Sri.Amudha Bharathi.
Some of his Haiku poems written in Tamil and English (translated by Mr.Pugazhendhi V.Poet, Raju Arockiasamy, Shankar Maanji Pillai.
Here are three photos presented by Mr. Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram.