World Haiku Series 2021 (66) Haiku by Sushama Kapur

afternoon quiet–
a flutter of wings dip
     in the birdbath

静かな午後
羽ばたきが沈む
   小鳥の道で

still lake–
how the canoe glides 
over rolling clouds

静かな湖
カヌーがどのように滑るだろう
なだらかな雲の上を

boat ride ...
rain falls softly
on his ashes

ボートに乗る
そっと雨が降る
彼の灰の上に
******************************************
winter solitude
the silent sweep
of snowflakes

(Asahi Haikuist Network, January 2021)

冬の孤独
雪片が
静かに降る

autumn dusk
the park fills up
with silence

(Wales Haiku Journal, Summer 2021, August)

秋の夕暮れ
公園がいっぱい
沈黙で

forest ramble
soaking in
the length of a pause

(Haiku Dialogue, The Haiku Foundation, August 2021)

森の散歩
浸る
一時停止の間に

august moon ...
cradling the memory
of her first cry

(Cold Moon Journal, August 2021)

8月の月
彼女の最初の泣き声の記憶を
抱きしめる

window grill–
a frayed dragonfly rests
on the bright sky

(Haiku Dialogue, The Haiku Foundation, September 2021)

ウィンドウグリル
擦り切れたトンボが休む
明るい空に

weeding patches–
I stumble upon
a four-leaf clover

(cattails (UHTS), October 2021)

除草パッチ
私はつまずく
四つ葉のクローバーに

break in rain...
messages in prayer flags
         drip dry

(Wales Haiku Journal, Autumn 2021, November)

雨の中断
祈りの旗のメッセージ
   乾いてしたたる

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos presented by Ms. Sushama Kapur

Bio:

Sushama Kapur lives in Pune, Maharashtra, (West) India. She is an ESL/ EFL trainer and teacher by profession. 
Haiku as a form has always fascinated her but she began to seriously explore it only in 2020. Being on Triveni: World Haiku Utsav (the private group on FB with more than 700 members) helped her a lot in this pursuit.
She began writing her own poems in 2020 and has continued doing so till date. 
In the past two years (2020 and 2021), she has had her work featured in prestigious online journals, which has been extremely encouraging. 
She looks forward to learning more in the years ahead.

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