A Dozen Of Haikus

Original Haikus in Maithili by Gajendra Thakur Translated into English by Jyoti Jha Chaudhary

Jyoti Jha Chaudhary, Date of Birth: December 30 1978,Place of Birth- Belhvar (Madhubani District), Education: Swami Vivekananda Middle School, Tisco Sakchi Girls High School, Mrs KMPM Inter College, IGNOU, ICWAI (COST ACCOUNTANCY); Residence- LONDON, UK; Father- Sh. Shubhankar Jha, Jamshedpur; Mother- Smt. Sudha Jha- Shivipatti. Jyoti received editor's choice award from www.poetry.comand her poems were featured in front page of www.poetrysoup.com for some period.She learnt Mithila Painting under Ms. Shveta Jha, Basera Institute, Jamshedpur and Fine Arts from Toolika, Sakchi, Jamshedpur (India). Her Mithila Paintings have been displayed by Ealing Art Group at Ealing Broadway, London.

Gajendra Thakur (b. 1971) is the editor of Maithili ejournal “Videha” that can be viewed at http://www.videha.co.in/ . His poem, story, novel, research articles, epic – all in Maithili language are lying scattered and is in print in single volume by the title “KurukShetram.” He can be reached at his email: ggajendra@airtelmail.in

A Dozen Of Haikus
(in 5-7-5 and 3-5- 3 syllable scheme)
a) Affect of season,
Trees are covered with flowers
The leaves are hidden

b) Nests of the red ants,
Shells rubbed to hollow centre
Chopped baby jack fruits

c) Cuckoos songs
Not eaten by fox
Monsters’ crowd

d) The mid day
In the ghostly groves
Holding breath

e) Juicy fruits
Orchard of Mangoes

f) All are heaped to ripe
The high piles of husks for heat
Except matured ones

g) Plucked with the stick
Buried after worshipping
The grandfather’s grave

h) The game of titi
Playing Satghariya
With seeds of Asoka

i) Kansupti
Ball made up of mud
Juidshital (Festival)

j) The big feast
Fishing in the pond
Roasting corns

k) The mashed Kabai fish
Earth-warms burrowing the soil
The wood pecker bird

l) The meat of hedgehog
Spines are also used in
Various rituals


Post a Comment