World Haiku Series 2019 (136) Haiku by Neena Singh

World Haiku Series 2019 (136)

Haiku by Neena Singh

 

a peacock’s cry—

sunlight sprouts

through pink leaves

 

クジャクの鳴き声

日光がピンクの葉を通して広がる

 

upside down 

weaver bird’s nest— 

now a trapeze

 

逆さまに

ハタオリドリの巣

今はブランコ

 

so many flowers

in the spring breeze—

a butterfly flutters

 

春風にとっても多くの花

蝶が舞う

 

walking home

the spring moon

—street lights dim

 

家に帰る

春の月

街灯がかすむ

 

a sickle moon

and the rising sun

 —our rendezvous

 

haikuniverse, Sept. 28, 2019 

 

鎌月

そして昇る太陽

私たちのランデブー

 

the bare room

my childhood years

after mother’s death

 

家具のない部屋

私の子供時代

母の死後

 

ghost home now

childhood memories of

the guava tree linger

 

今は幽霊屋敷

グアバの木の子供の頃の思い出が残っている

 

seagulls cry

over the moon’s

reflection

 

Asahi Hakuist Network Sept. 16, 2016

 

カモメの鳴き声

月影の上

 

under the tree

early cherry blossoms—

strangers smile

 

木の下に

早咲きの桜

見知らぬ人の笑顔

 

bamboo grove

breeze filters through

my prayer beads

 

竹林

そよ風が私の数珠を通して通る

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Brief bio:

Neena Singh, former banker, now runs a non-profit working for quality interventions in health and education of economically underprivileged children in Chandigarh, India. 

After three decades of working in the corporate sector, Neena devotes her time now to social work, reading and writing poetry.

Her verses have appeared in online journals and magazines. 

She is the author of “Whispers of the Soul – The Journey Within” a book of poetry showcasing her passion for nature and life. 

“One Breath Poetry – a journal of haiku, senryu & tanka” is her second book.  

She has received awards for her contribution in banking, management and social work. 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (136) Haiku by Neena Singh

  1. Dear Hiruta san,

    Thrilled to see my work here!
    Grateful to you for giving me an opportunity to share haiku with Akita International Haiku Network.
    I am thankful to all masters and friend haikuists who have inspired me.

    Warm regards
    Neena

  2. Dear Neena san,
    Thank you very much for your comment!
    We are most grateful to you for having shared your fine works of haiku with our haiku friends in the world!
    Best regards
    Hiruta

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