World Haiku Series 2020 (96) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

perimenopause 
first smell of autumn
in the air 

閉経周辺期
秋の最初の匂い
空中に

fresh-cut blooms
now there’s 
no way home 

切りたての花
今はない
家に帰る道

tom-peeping through
the branches of a leafless tree
fractured sky

覗き見
葉のない木の枝を通して
壊れた空

three-quarters full moon
I am all that
I’ll ever need

満月の4分の3
私にはすべて
必要になる

where were
all these stars before
lockdown

どこにあったの
これらすべての星
封鎖前

swaying tree
filigreed moonlight dances
on her bare legs

揺れる木
金線細工の月光が踊る
素足で

evening tea
with every sip
the sun slips

イブニングティー
一口ごとに
太陽が滑り込む

nirvana
I think nothing of my
mismatched socks

涅槃
私は何も考えません
不釣り合いの靴下を

razor-thin moon
how deep the scars
of betrayal go

かみそりのように薄い月
傷がとっても深まる
裏切りの

silent night 
raindrops trick the roof
into conversation 

静かな夜
雨滴が屋根をだます
会話に

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
Bio-
Vandana Parashar is a microbiologist, a teacher and a haiku enthusiast whose work has been published in many national and international journals of repute. 
Her debut e-chapbook “I Am” is available in Title IX press’s library.

World Haiku Series 2019 (184) Haiku by Vandana Parashar …

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/08/20/

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (96) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

  1. Excellent choice of verses, Vandana.
    I’ve always liked your haiku and senryu – it has a lot of body in it.
    I smiled, and nodded in agreement to the poems, as I kept going down the page :))
    Way to go, girl!

  2. Congratulations Vandana on being featured in Akita! Your verses are so full of depth and beauty—they take my breath away! Grateful to Hiruta san for the publication.

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