Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Garland Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

English Original

gene splicing
I rearrange flowers
of the garland

The Heron’s Nest, 18:3, September 2016

Pravat Kumar Padhy

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Born in India, poems widely published and anthologized. Works referred in Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry etc. Poems awarded high acclamations by Writer’s Guild of India and Editors’ Choice awards. Pravat Kumar Padhy's Japanese short form of poetry appeared in many international journals and anthologies. Songs of Love: A celebration is his third collection of verse by Writers Workshop, Calcutta. Featured in The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, to be published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada, 2014

1 comment:

  1. The comparison between the two parts of the haiku is thought-provoking.
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Monday, April 16, 2018

the sky and I within
a closed frame

Selfie —
der Himmel und ich ein
geschlossener Rahmen

celestial thought
the moonflower on her
braided hair

himmlischer Gedanke
die Prunkwinde auf ihrem
geflochtenen Haar

the butterfly
moves here and there--
I never ask her name

der Schmetterling
fliegt mal hierhin mal dorthin —
ich frage nie nach ihrem Namen

Chrysanthemum 23 Spring Issue 2018 (Ed. Beate Conrad)


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

for a moment I forget
the vastness

Presence #60 (Ed. Ian Storr)


dune after dune the migrating songs

Presence #60 (Ed. Ian Storr)

Monday, April 9, 2018

melting away my pain-- garden dew

( The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XV, No. 4, December 2013) 
tinywords (Eds.  Kathe L. Palka and Peter Newton)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

By Pravat Kumar Padhy

Dog is misspelled 
the child discovered 
the Great
calendar pages –
between the dates 
time escapes
deep dark space
many cosmic townships
with their own light
(From LYNX-Aha Poetry, XXV; The Critical PoetThe Mainichi Daily News)
Scroll.in 8.4.2018 (Rohini Kejriwal, Curator)

Monday, April 2, 2018

Cal Performances: Kodo Resource Guide, University of California Berkeley, 2nd Feb 2015

I am happy to share that my tanka, ‘I mingle’ is cited in the “Kodo Resource Guide”, Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, 2014/2015 Season.
I mingle
with the vastness
in my dream
caressing the tenderness of
the sea, calmness of the sky

Sketchbook, Vol 5, No 3, May-June, 2010 (Eds. Karina Klesko and John Daleiden)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

boundary wall--
fruits bearing branches
on either side

The Mamba (Journal of African Haiku) Issue 5, March 2018 (Eds.Adjei Agyei-Baah and Emma)