World Haiku Series 2021 (36) Haiku by Milan Rajkumar

weaving
for the next life —
a caterpillar

Honourable mention in monthly Kukai
https://thehaikufoundation.org/thf-monthly-kukai-march-2021/

織っている

次の人生のために

毛虫

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a single candle . . .
for the ailing world
night before diwali

Frogpond 44.1 • 2021

たった一本のキャンドル

病んでいる世界のために

ディワリ祭の前夜

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hot noon
the sweet seller and flies
nap together

Presence issue #70 https://haikupresence.org/

暑い正午

キャンディーの売り手とハエ

一緒に昼寝

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far from home –
a bowl of bamboo shoots
in a cook book

Modern Haiku 32.2, Summer 2001

家から遠く離れている

タケノコのボウル

料理本で

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dry fields . . .
rice planting songs
lost in the wind

The Heron’s Nest
Volume XXIII, Number 3: September, 2021

https://theheronsnest.com/September2021/

https://theheronsnest.com/September2021/poets-index.html

乾燥したフィールド

田植えの歌

風に消え去った

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among the gourds                    
some are immortal . . .              
the maestro’s sitar       
             

među bučama
neke su besmrtne…
maestrov sitar 

Honourable Mention/ POHVALE
“Three Rivers”, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
Udruga “Tri rijeke”, HPOI Ivanić-Grad www.tri-rijeke-haiku.hr

http://tri-rijeke-haiku.hr/

8th International Haiku Contest for Haiku in English, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2021

The International Haiku Contest in English, the theme of the gourds

ひょうたんの中

いくつかは不滅

マエストロのシタール

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vine on a dried tree…    
she hugs me tighter    
on my wheelchair 

Milan Rajkumar (India) 

第13回山寺芭蕉記念館英語俳句大会入選作品集
13th  Yamadera  Basho  Memorial  Museum  English  Haiku  Contest

Selected Haiku Submissions Collection《奥の細道》名垣義助 画Basho and Sora in Yamadera令和3年10月October, 2021

乾燥した木のつる

彼女は私をしっかり抱きしめる

私の車椅子に

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https://prunejuicesenryu.com/2021/11/05/issue-35/https://prunejuicesenryu.com/

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‘ Wales Haiku Journal’, Spring 2021 issue.

school reopening –
on cobwebbed blackboard
last year’s lesson

https://www.waleshaikujournal.com/spring-2021

学校の再開

クモの巣で覆われた黒板に

昨年のレッスン

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Cattails October 2021 issue.
http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattails212.pdf

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― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Here are four photos presented by Mr. Milan Rajkumar.

Bio:

Milan Rajkumar is a published haikai poet and a secondary school teacher who teaches economics while writing haiku.
He lives in Imphal, Manipur, a corner of the north eastern India bordering Myanmar with his loving wife and two sons. 
Genetically a mongoloid by look and food, he speaks a tibeto-burman language known as ‘meiteilon’. 
Writing is his passion since childhood. 

18 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (36) Haiku by Milan Rajkumar

  1. Milan,
    You’ve selected a beautiful bunch from your published haiku.
    Congratulations!
    You are doing so well. Way to go!

  2. Milan, This is my third try. You are so talented and it is pleasing to see such wonderful haiku.
    congratularions.

  3. Milan, my talented friend. I am trying again to tell you how much I enjoyed these haiku.
    Congratulations.

  4. Congrats Milan! what a stunning batch! weaving, vine on a dried tree, lofty shrine… in fact each one is fantastic! Very well-done!

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