Monday, March 18, 2019

dense bamboo bush the comfort of a sparrow
Presence 63, 2019 (Ed. Ian Storr)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

winter morning splitting the silence from the cuckoo’s nest

conversation of migratory birds balancing the wind

Under the Basho, 2019 (Ed. Johannes S. H. Bjerg)


Thursday, March 7, 2019

early evening
arguments enter
into darkness 

ESUJ-H, March 2019 (Eds.Emiko Miyashita and Tesuya Kotaki)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

the night in its

falling leaves
my attention drifts
to windward

end of the eclipse--
the fish escapes into
the little pond

crying baby
attention bifurcates
towards the bee

Better Than Starbucks March Vol.IV No II 2019 (Ed. Kevin Mc Laughlin).

Saturday, February 23, 2019

wave after wave
closely follow together
returning home
the migrant family
their smiles rising

Ribbons , Fall Issue Vol. 14, No.3, 2018 (Ed. David Rice)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Butterfly Dream: Coalfield Fire Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

English Original

coalfield fire --
the winter morning
thickens its colour

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, 1, 2017

Pravat Kumar Padhy

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

煤田火坑 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

煤田火坑 --

Bio Sketch 

Pravat Kumar Padhy, a poet-scientist, did his Masters and Ph.D from IIT-Dhanbad, India. Work referred in Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry etc. His Japanese short form of poetry appeared in many international journals. He is a recipient of Editor’s Choice Awards, Special and Honourable Mentions. His fourth collection of verses, Ripple of Resonance is in press.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the scene while L2 not only darkens the day (L3) but also deepens the gloomy mood in L1. And on second reading, the concluding word, colour, effectively carries emotional and symbolical significance.

    A thematically significant and environmentally conscious haiku that offers an incisive glimpse into the coalfield/fire.
the kids with
palmful of water--
unruly flame

heap of ashes
she searches her baby doll
in morning sunlight

naked trees
my sympathy
at their feet

I wish my tears
douse his anger

spark of light
my thoughts again
in dark

(e-book on California wildfires): this side of the fire, 2019, Ed. Wendy Bialek) the above five haiku included.