World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

World Haiku Series 2020 (5)

Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

 

standing apart–
fresh blossom embraces
closely its petals
 
Country Roads, May 4, 2020

 

離れて立っている

新鮮な花が抱きしめる

花びらをしっかりと

 
lockdown–
I drag my shadow away
from the windowpane
 
behind the mask: haiku in the time of Covid-19, Spring Moon Press, 2020

 

封鎖

影を引き離す

窓ガラスから

 

 

empty roads–
wind travels over          
the distance
 
The Alipore Post, June 14, 2020

 

空いている道

風が通り過ぎる

広々とした空間を

 
early morning
the nurse replaces
a weathered flower
 
The Alipore Post, June 14, 2020

 

早朝

看護師が取り替える

枯れた花を

 
migrant labourers
the footprints hidden
in darkness
 
The Alipore Post, June 14, 2020

 

移民労働者

足跡が隠される

暗闇の中に

 

sowing seeds–
distance not mattered
for the gardener
 
World Haiku Review, Autumn 2020

 

種蒔き

距離は問題ではない

園芸家にとって 

 

last kiss–
the gap barricades
my extended hand
 
Spillwords Press, August 15, 2020

 

最後のキス

ギャップが受け入れない

私の伸ばした手を

 
noiseless
roadside trees
turn greener
 
Spillwords Press, August 15, 2020

 

音もなく

道端の木々

緑になる

 
measuring
the physical distance–
star-filled sky
 
Wales Haiku Journal, October 2020

 

測っている

物理的な距離を

星がいっぱいの空

 

All Hallows’ Day
the child busy sketching
on the mask
 
Poetry Pea Podcast,  November 12, 2020

 

諸聖人の日

子供がスケッチで忙しい

マスクをつけて

 

-Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

  
Brief-Bio:
 
Pravat Kumar Padhy has obtained his Masters of Science and Technology and a Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, ISM Dhanbad.

His literary work is cited in Interviews with Indian Writing in English, Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, History of Contemporary Indian English Poetry, etc.

His Japanese short forms of poetry (Haiku, Haibun, Haiga, Tanka,Tanka Prose, etc) have been widely published. “How Beautiful”, a poem written by him, is included in the Undergraduate English Curriculum at the university level. He has seven collections of verse to his credit including “The Speaking Stone” (2020). 
His poems received many awards, honours and commendations including the Editors’ Choice Award at Writers Guild of India, Sketchbook, Asian American Poetry, Poetbay, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Honourable Mention, UNESCO International Year Award of Water Co-operation, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Award, IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award and others.

His work is showcased in the exhibition “Haiku Wall”, Historic Liberty Theatre Gallery in Bend, Oregon, USA and tanka, ‘I mingle’ is featured in the “Kudo Resource Guide”, University of California, Berkeley. His Taiga (Tanka-Photo) is featured in the 20th Anniversary Taiga Showcase of the Tanka Society of America. He guest-edited for Per Diem (Celestial Bodies-Monoku), The Haiku Foundation, November Issue, 2019.  
He is nominated to the prestigious panel of ‘The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems’, The Haiku Foundation, USA.

Presently he is the Editor of Haibun, Haiga and Visual Haiku of the Journal, ‘Under the Basho’.

4 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

  1. Congratulations Pravat!
    Loved them all…what a blessing to be able to write haiku in the time of Covid.

    Thanks for sharing Hidenori Hiruta san.

  2. empty roads–
    wind travels over
    the distance

    Soulful haiku. Thanks.

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