World Haiku Series 2021 (40) Haiku by Neena Singh

quiet mourners
a half-eaten peach
on the table

(is/let, February 12, 2021)

静かな会葬者
食べかけの桃
テーブルの上に
***
granny's crooning
awakens the baby
winter sunshine

(Wales Haiku Journal Winter issue 2021, February 2021) 

おばあちゃんのクルーニング
赤ちゃんを目覚めさせる
冬の日差し
***
half moon 
in the bamboo grove— 
a tryst with wind

(Presence Issue 69, March 2021)

半月
竹林の中
風とのデート
***
spring clouds
a white-pebbled pathway
to heaven

(Chrysanthemum Issue # 29, April 2021)

春の雲
白い小石の通路
天国へ
***
autumn dusk
an old friend's hand
in mine

(3rd Prize-winning entry in The Monthly Kukai of The Haiku Foundation, April 2021, on the theme of trust) 

秋の夕暮れ
旧友の手
私の手の中に
***
wooden ladder
on the neighbour's wall
the moon climbs down

(Honorable Mention, Poetry Pea Podcast S4 E6 & Spring Journal, 2021)

木製のはしご
隣人の壁に
月が降りる
***
touching the stars
from my dream...
night river

(Modern Haiku Issue 52.2, June 2021)

星に触れている
私の夢から
夜の川
***
balmy afternoon
the laburnum
unfurls light

(Akitsu Quarterly Summer Issue, June 2021)

さわやかな午後
キングサリが
光を広げる
***
the mother
I never knew...
new moon

( tsuri-doro, Issue #4 July/August 2021)

母親
私は知らなかった
新月
***
autumn breeze
ruffles the reeds...
almost birdsong

(Katikati Contest 2021, "Commended' haiku October 6, 2021)

秋のそよ風
葦をはためかせる
まるで鳥のさえずりのよう
***
ー Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

5 Nature Photographs

Brief Bio:

Neena Singh runs a non-profit working for quality interventions in the health and education of economically underprivileged children in Chandigarh, India. After three decades of contributing to the banking industry, Neena devotes her time to social work and penning poetry.
 
Her haiku/tanka/haibun/haiga/cherita have found a place in online journals and magazines viz. Frogpond, Presence, The Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Heliosparrow, The Haiku Foundation's blog Troutswirl, Under the Basho, Acorn, Asahi Haikuist Network, Haikuniverse, Wales Haiku Journal, Chrysanthemum, Poetry Pea, The Mamba, contemporary haibun online, Drifting Sands, the cherita and others.

She is the author of "Whispers of the Soul—The Journey Within" a book of poetry and photographs showcasing her passion for nature and "One Breath Poetry—a journal of haiku, senryu & tanka".

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21 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (40) Haiku by Neena Singh

  1. Dear Hiruta san, delighted to see my work featured in the World Haiku Series 2021 today.

    Grateful for the Japanese translation of my haiku. It’s lovely to see one’s verses in another language! Warm regards,
    Neena

  2. Dear Hiruta san,
    Delighted to see my work featured in World Haiku Series 2021 today.

    Grateful to you for the Japanese translation of my haiku. It’s lovely to see my verses in the original language of haiku poetry!
    Warm regards,
    Neena

  3. These are brilliant one. So glad to read them and Hearty Congratulations Neena on this wonderful privilege.

  4. वाह! बहुत भावपूर्ण हाइकु और सुंदर फ़ोटो। धन्यवाद।

  5. बहुत शुक्रिया!
    आपको हाइकु और फ़ोटो भाए, यह हमारी ख़ुशक़िस्मती है।

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