World Haiku Series 2019 (105) Haiku by Madhuri Pillai

World Haiku Series 2019 (105)

Haiku by Madhuri Pillai

 

***

waiting room

wearing my own hair

at the oncologist’s

 

(A Hundred Gourds, Sept. 2015)

 

待合室

自分の髪のまま

腫瘍医の医院

*

starting again

from the scratch…

a spider

 

( Chrysanthemum April 2017)

 

再び始める

最初から…

クモ

*

the recluse

wherever he goes

his silence

 

(Failed Haiku issue 18)

 

世捨て人

行くところはどこでも

沈黙

*

empty park…

a lone ibis and I

measuring time

 

( Stardust Haiku April 2017)

 

空の公園…

孤独なトキと私

時間を測る

*

park bench…

a man with no address

sings to his dog

 

 (The Haiku Foundation Blog, Haiku Dialogue, 2019)

 

公園のベンチ…

住所のない男

犬に歌う

*

alfresco cafe

in queue to be served

sparrows too

 

(Chrysanthemum Oct. 2019)

 

屋外カフェ

待つ行列に

すずめも

*

last dogwood 

silver strays

from her beanie 

 

( Stardust Haiku, Sept 2019)

 

最後のハナミズキ

銀色の迷い子

彼女のビーニーから

*

a currawong’s cry

the solitude 

of winter 

 

( Stardust, July 2019)

 

フエガラスの鳴き声

冬の孤独

*

fireflies…

glow of his cigarette 

in the summer night 

 

( Asahi Haikuist Network,  May 2018)

 

ホタル…

彼のタバコの白熱

夏の夜に

***

doctor’s waiting room

the plastic plants 

in full bloom

 

(Unpublished)

 

医者の待合室

プラスチックの植物

満開

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio:-

Madhuri Pillai discovered haiku and related forms in 2011 and has taken to it like duck to water.

Her work has been published in various international journals.

Madhuri lives in Melbourne with her family.

She is fond of books and writing and passionate about animal rights and welfare.

11 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (105) Haiku by Madhuri Pillai

  1. Beautiful, Madhuri Pillai, wonderful share.
    I’ve reblogged.
    Congratulations!
    ~ Christina

  2. Just two of my favorites and I could keep reading reading reading even more! You leave us wanting more! 🙂

    park bench…
    a man with no address
    sings to his dog

    This is breaktakingly beautiful and poignant together at the same time.

    *

    This previously unpublished verse is brilliant, and carries so much weight in its negative space/white space. It has both pathos and bathos combined! Stunning work!

    .

    doctor’s waiting room
    the plastic plants
    in full bloom

    (Unpublished)

    Madhuri Pillai

    *

    warmest regards,

    Alan

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