World Haiku Series 2019 (122) Haiku by Minal Sarosh

World Haiku Series 2019 (122)

Haiku by Minal Sarosh

  

unwritten history

seeds without paper

soil without words 

                       

               Honorable mention The World Haiku Review, August 2011

 

 書かれない歴史

紙を使わない種子

言葉を使わない土 

 

suddenly a peacock

darts across the road

unpredictable destiny 

                         

                         Four and Twenty poetry journal, June 2012

 

突然孔雀が道を矢のように横切る

予測できない運命

 

worn out shoes

sit quietly on the rack

dreaming of roads    

                                World Haiku Review, June 2016

使い古した靴

静かに棚に座る

道の夢を見ながら

 

waves of people …

a child wails for her parents

border fences shake

                                  Akita International University President’s Award

                                    First prize 7th Annual Japan –Russia Haiku Contest October 2018

 

 人の波… 子供が彼女の両親を求めて泣き叫んでいる 国境のフェンスが揺れる

 

a butterfly fluttering

against the glass window

opaque dreams

                         Muse India, May 2011

 

ガラスの窓に羽ばたいている蝶

不透明な夢

 

tufts of grass

in the wall of reality

dreams fill up cracks    

                               

                        World Haiku Review, April 2012

草の房

現実の壁に

夢が亀裂を埋める

 

autumn leaves 

yellow speckled lawn 

my face changes color  

                       

                       The World Haiku Review, Dec 2012

秋の葉

黄色の斑点のある芝生

私の顔の色が変わる

 

an iceberg

grief freezes my eyes

floating on tears          

                          

                  The World Haiku Review, Dec 2012

氷山

悲しみが涙の浮かぶ私の目を凍らせる

 

chilly hands

trying to catch the sun

through the window          

            

                      ‘UnFold’ 140 character poetry journals, April 2012

 

ひんやりとした手

太陽を捕らえようとしている

窓越しに

 

ventilator off

the twilight breeze

barely whispers

 

                Otata 47, November 2019

 

換気扇が止まる

夕暮れのそよ風がかろうじてささやく 

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Bio: 

Minal Sarosh is an Indian English poet and novelist. Her first poetry book ‘Mitosis and Other Poems’ was published by Writers Workshop (1992) Kolkata. Her first novel ‘Soil for my Roots’ was published by LiFi Publications, New Delhi, 2015.

She has won awards at the All India Poetry Competition 2005 of The Poetry Society (India) Delhi (Commendation Prize); Creative Writing Competition 2006 of Unisun Publications, Bangalore (Third Prize); SMS Poetry Competition 2007 & 2008 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai (Third Prize); Unisun Reliance TimeOut Book Club Awards 2008-09 (Special Mention) and The Akita International University President’s Award 2018, Japan (First Prize).

Her poems have been published in esteemed Anthologies like — The Journal of the Poetry Society (India), Chandrabhaga, Indian Literature, and ‘These My Words’ The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (2012). And  also in reputed online journals like  Muse India , Kritya, Open Road Review, Asian Signature, Kitaab.org and Narrow Road.                            

Her haiku, senryu, and tanka have been published in reputed online journals like Muse India, World Haiku Review, Haiku News, unFold, Four and Twenty journal (June 2012 Vol 5 Issue 6), The Four QuartersMagazine , Haiku Foundation,  Prune Juice –Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haiban & Haiga,   Akita International Haiku Network , Failed Haiku, The Asahi Shimbun, Otata and also in anthologies like the  ‘FIRST Katha ebook’ of haiku, haiban, senryu and tanka’  (2013) and Naad Anunaad’ anthology of contemporary world haiku 2016.

She lives in Ahmedabad, India.

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