World Haiku Series 2020 (92) Haiku by Srinivasa Rao Sambangi

autumn leaf
the hold
begins to slip

(Cattails, October 2020)

紅葉
ホールドが
滑り始める

shooting stars
how delicious
button mushrooms are

(ESUJ-H, November 2020)

流れ星
なんて美味しいのでしょう
小さいきのこは

graveyard watch
the rhythm of winter
in the old man's teeth

(Presence, Issue #67, 2020)

墓地の見張り
冬のリズム
老人の歯に

bonsai tree
grandpa checks
the age tag

(Stardust, September 2020)

盆栽
おじいちゃんがチェック
年齢タグを

gunshot
crows leave the tree
leafless

(Akitsu, Winter 2020)

銃声
カラスが木を離れる
葉はない

independence day—
a balloon vendor regains
his breath

(Prune Juice, November 2020)

独立記念日
気球の物売りが取り戻す
彼の息を

left by mother
the earth takes me
where it goes

(Under The Basho, Ku 2020)

母が去り
地球が私を連れて行く
行くところに

winter night
the length of a hug
on an orphanage floor

(Canada Haiku Review, February 2020)

冬の夜
抱擁の長さ
孤児院の床で

kintsugi . . .
we are
together again

(Honorable Mention in Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest 2020)

キンツギ
私たちは
また一緒

winter sky
the painter's downstroke
at a snail's pace

(Akitsu, Winter issue 2020)

冬の空
画家のダウンストローク
カタツムリのペースで

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
Brief Bio: 
Srinivasa Rao Sambangi is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt working with a Pharma company in Hyderabad, India. 
He takes a special interest in oriental poetry forms, especially haiku. 
His haiku are published in various international journals/anthologies like Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Failed Haiku, Akitsu, World Haiku Review, Herons Nest, Chrysanthemum, Wild Plum, NHK Masters, Taj Mahal Review etc.
He is also recognized in several international haiku contests.

4 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (92) Haiku by Srinivasa Rao Sambangi

  1. Excellent haiku, Srinivas! Independence Day is my my favorite here. Congratulations :). Nice to see the photos too.

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