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 … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (49) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

Tanka by Vandana Parashar in India

an earring on the passenger's seat... he wipes out last night's storm from his car イヤリング 助手席に 彼がぬぐい去る 昨夜の嵐を 車から heart heavy with another loss back in the house not leaving me alone a koel’s song 心が重い またなくなった 家に戻る 私を一人にしないよう オニカッコウの鳴き声 a sliver of day moon… saree slips from the shoulder of a nursing mom … Continue reading Tanka by Vandana Parashar in India

World Haiku Series 2020 (96) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

perimenopause first smell of autumn in the air 閉経周辺期 秋の最初の匂い 空中に fresh-cut blooms now there’s no way home 切りたての花 今はない 家に帰る道 tom-peeping through the branches of a leafless tree fractured sky 覗き見 葉のない木の枝を通して 壊れた空 three-quarters full moon I am all that I’ll ever need 満月の4分の3 私にはすべて 必要になる where were all these stars before lockdown どこにあったの … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (96) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

World Haiku Series 2019 (184) Haiku by Vandana Parashar

World Haiku Series 2019 (184) Haiku by Vandana Parashar   rain falls equally on everything ... wildflowers   雨が降る すべてに等しく 野の花にも   silk scarf in each fold of her skin a harsh winter   絹のスカーフ 彼女の肌の各ひだに 厳しい冬   long night...  only our breaths  embrace   長い夜 私たちの呼吸だけ 抱き合う   new moon my hand moves over where … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (184) Haiku by Vandana Parashar