bird song ... the distant sound of an avalanche 鳥の鳴き声 遠くの音 雪崩の she walks unconcern a red dragon breathes fire on her kimono 彼女は無関心に歩く 赤い竜が火を吐く 彼女の着物に lockdown I switch over from size M to L 封鎖 切り替える サイズMからLへ autumn loneliness a windfall of red maples on her kimono Honourable Mention, Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2020 秋の孤独 赤いカエデが舞い落ちる 彼女の着物に crossing to the other side boat without oars Prune Juice Issue #32 November 2020 交差点 反対側に オールのないボート a masked beggar keeping the distance her outstretched arm Chrysanthemum No. 28 October 2020 マスクをつけた乞食 距離を保つ 彼女の伸ばした腕 colourful butterflies flapping the drawing pages of granddaughter Yamadera Basho English Haiku Contest October 2020 カラフルな蝶 画面のページにはためく 孫娘の blooming roses the old gardener takes off his mask Published in Anthology : "Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19 - The Haiku Hecameron" Editor Scott Mason, September 2020 花咲くバラ 年老いた庭師 マスクを外す Mara river ... the approaching thunder of hooves First Prize Africa Haiku Competition 2020. Judged by Adjei Agyei-Baah. マラ川 迫り来る雷 ひづめの closed border ... dreams pegged in tents Modern Haiku Issue 52:1 2020 閉ざされた国境 夢が釘付け テントに ― Translated into Japahnese by Hidenori Hiruta
Mr. Mohammad Azim Khan kindly and delightedly presented his favorite photos to the World Haiku Series 2020.
Bio: I am from Pakistan. I graduated from Peshawar University with Master degrees in English Literature and Economics. I served with the United Nations World Food Programme as Head of Programme Unit in Peshawar. My job was to programme humanitarian assistance in form of food aid to victims of war and natural disasters. While with UN, I travelled to many countries which included Burma, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Iran to oversee relief and disaster operations. Compassion was the key note that impacted my outlook on life to help and serve human beings in distress. I took to poetry writing during school days and recently developed special interest in haiku and tanka writing. I enjoy reading haiku in facebook groups and contribute regularly. My haiku were published in Acorn, Modern Haiku, The Asahi Shimbun, Hedgerow, The Mainichi, Failed Haiku, Prune Juice, The Heron's Nest, Sonic Boom, Under the Basho, Wild Plum,Akita Haiku Journal, NHK World - Japan Haiku Masters, Haikuniverse, and Chrysanthemum. Now leading a retired life and busy gardening, reading, collecting vintage ceramics, interaction with old colleagues and friends and of course writing poetry especially haiku.