World Haiku Series 2021 (58) Haiku by Teji Sethi

carrying a lifetime 
in its womb
an old banyan 

The Haiku Foundation, July 2021

一生を運ぶ
その内部で
古いバニヤン

frail hands...
what seasons did
to my mother 

The Haiku Foundation, Sept 2021

虚弱な手
季節はどうでしたか
私の母に

the only sound
he left behind
rustle of leaves 

Nick Virgilio Writers Assoc. August 2021

唯一の音
彼は置いて行った
葉のざわめきを

season of falling leaves 
               wherever 
life takes us 

Cafe Haiku, August 2021

落ち葉の季節
どこでも
人生が私たちを連れて行くところは

solo flight
the sparrow and me 

Modern Haiku Issue 52.3

単独飛行
スズメと私

bearing my angst 
            chopping board

Frogpond 44:3

私の不安に耐える
             まな板

fading sun
an eagle's screech
pierces my melancholy

Cold Moon Journal, July 2021

薄れゆく太陽
ワシの鳴き声
私の憂鬱を突き刺す

moss-laden walls
her fingers trace 
remnants of the past

Moss Laden Walls, 2021

苔むした壁
彼女の指がたどる
過去の名残を

new moon 
the stillness of sea
awaits a tide 

The Asahi Shimbun, May 2021

新月
海の静けさが
潮を待つ

concealing her smile
under a burqa —
shadowed moon 

Prune Juice Journal, March 2021

彼女の笑顔を隠す
ブルカの下に
陰った月

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Bio:

A nutritionist by profession, Teji Sethi transitioned from micronutrients to micro poetry.
She now loves concocting a mix of emotions through her short verses. 
A poet at heart, she’s charmed by the beauty and musicality in nature. Teji’s bilingual poems and works of art have found a home in numerous national and international venues of repute. 
Teji’s first book of haiku and senryu, Moss Laden Walls was published in August 2021. 
She is the founder editor of a Hindi journal of Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Micro poems -- TRIYA. 
She currently resides in Bangalore, India. 

3 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (58) Haiku by Teji Sethi

  1. Very much enjoyed all of them. Really like the dangling “wherever” in the “season of falling leaves” haiku. It’s not just the words, but the way you arrange them visually.

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