Haiku by Kanchan Chatterjee : “Scattered Leaves”

Kanchan Chatterjee kindly and delightedly presented his haiku book as well as ten haiku for the World Haiku Series 2019.

His haiku book “Scattered Leaves” is Dedicated to Elaine Andre Sensei, his haiku teacher.

 

 

 

Diwali

among the wine bottles

a laughing Buddha

 

Diwali is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. Also known as a festival of lights, it falls on the new moon night of the Katrika month, sometimes between October and November.

 

ディワリ–

ワインボトルの間で

笑う仏陀

 

departing moon…

the muezzin’s

first call

 

去って行く月

ムアッジンの

最初の礼拝への呼びかけ

 

inside the temple

a monk describes paradise –

thunder clap

 

寺院の中

僧侶が極楽を物語る

雷の破裂音

 

summer field…

a farmer talks to his goat

while chewing a grass

 

夏の野原

農夫がヤギに話しかける

草を噛む間

 

Harvest Moon…

the Kathakali dancer’s

happy smiles

 

Kathakali is a classical dance form from the south Indian state of Kerela.

 

中秋の名月…

カタカリ・ダンサーの

幸せな笑顔

 

passing monsoon…

the weeds on the old roof

start to sprout

 

通り過ぎるモンスーン

古い屋根の雑草

芽を出し始める

 

Buddha’s birthday

an old monk scrambles to pick

a fallen fig leaf

 

仏陀の誕生日

年老いた僧侶が先を争う

落ちたイチジクの葉をとるために

 

our pillow talk

while a dry leaf curls

in the fire…

 

私たちの睦言

乾燥した葉が渦巻く間

火の中で

 

quiet evening…

the fig tree by the gate

starts to shed leaves

 

静かな夜

門のそばのいちじくの木

葉を落とし始める

 

morning walk…

cold sparrows chirping

behind the leaves

 

朝の散歩

冷たい雀のさえずり

葉の後ろで

 

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/04/07/

 

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