World Haiku Series 2019 (184)
Haiku by Vandana Parashar
equally on everything
in each fold of her skin
a harsh winter
only our breaths
my hand moves over where
once my breast was
nine months wait…
I wrap my hands around
the first mango
I loosen the lid
of a firefly jar
not yet ready
to let go…
early autumn leaves
string of jasmine
the day unfolds
petal by petal
the wind takes my scarf
blind beggar’s bowl
a smooth coin makes
the same noise
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Vandana Parashar is a microbiologist, a teacher and a haiku enthusiast.
Her love for brevity made her fall in love with haiku and related Japanese forms of poetry.
Her work has been published in cattails, A Hundred Gourds, Creatrix, Naad Anunaad, Sonic Boom, Prune Juice, Asahi Haikuist Network, Failed Haiku, Atoms of Haiku, Frameless Sky, Femku magazine and Human/Kind Journal, Ribbons, Haibun Today, to name a few.
She has a Grand Prix in 8th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest to her credit and prizes and honourable mentions in some other contests including Kukai.
She lives in Panchkula, India with her husband and two daughters.
9 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (184) Haiku by Vandana Parashar”
Lovely haiku dear Vandana! Thanks for sharing Hiruta san.
lovely haiku vandana! i love it.
A beautiful collection Vandana, thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks so very much, Neena, for stopping by and showing love 💕
Absolutely a lovely set of haiku, Vandana.
Much impressed with your work.
I had posted a comment this morning but it’s not anywhere here … so posting my second one!
wishing you the very best.
absolutely great haiku. love it vandana!
I enjoyed reading those wonderful haiku. Who could understand brevity better than a microbiologist!!😊🌺🌷
Dear haijin, thank you very much for nice comments. Sharing haiku with fellow haijin is my great pleasure! Hidenori Hiruta