World Haiku Series 2021 (49) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

family photograph
the slight tilt of her head 
towards mother

家族写真
彼女の頭のわずかな傾き
母の方に

winter storm
the wind chime tangles
untangles

冬の嵐
風鈴がもつれる
もつれを解く

your indifference 
I feel a lump
in my breast

あなたの無関心
しこりを感じる
胸に

lotus moon
leaving my “self” outside
the temple door

蓮の月
私の「自分」を外に残す
寺院の扉

in it together
in it alone
dawn chorus

その中で一緒に
その中で孤独に
夜明けの合唱

deepening dusk
on dragonfly’s wings
my lifeline 

夕暮れが深まる
トンボの羽に
私のライフライン

mountain stream
rounding off the edges
of my temper

渓流
私の気性の激しさを
丸くする

rolling hills 
the wobbly sun slips 
from this tree to that

なだらかな丘
ぐらついた太陽が滑る
この木からあの木へ

tree house
the old oak remembers
Matilda by heart

木の家
古いオークの木が覚えている
マチルダを心で

snapped string
a kite becomes one
with the wind

切れた糸
凧がひとつになる
風と

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos presented by Vandana Parashar

My bio is as follows-

Vandana Parashar is a haiku poet in progress. 
Her love for brevity made her fall in love with haiku and related forms of Japanese poetry. 
Her work has been published in many national and international journals of repute, and has won her prizes and accolades. 
Her haiku was shortlisted for Touchstone Award for Individual poem in 2021.
Her debut e-chapbook “I Am” was published by Title IX Press in 2019.

e-chapbook: I Am
https://e7b207b8-f70d-4a2b-9a92-95e280e7fb92.filesusr.com/ugd/8a417d_afb14021b31c4a70a7ce12530ee2ad3a.pdf
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/_van.dana?igshid=uxaj8ts3havv

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (49) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

  1. Enjoyed them all, especially “deepening dusk,” and “rolling hills” – love the image of “the wobbly sun”! I also love your poignant haiku that was shortlisted for the Touchstone Award (I went back to the Awards page to find your poem) – congratulations, well-deserved!

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