World Haiku Series 2020 (70) Haiku by Mohammad Azim Khan

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.

World Haiku Series 2019 (126) Haiku by Mohammad Azim Khan

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/06/01/

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2020 (70) Haiku by Mohammad Azim Khan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s