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
2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (49) Haiku by Vandana Parashar”
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!
Awesome composition. May you grow as grows your imagination