Monday, February 27, 2012

Haikus by BASHO in Hindi

Basho matsuo(1644-1694) is the most well-known Japanese poet of the haiku tradition worldwide.Here is a hindi translation of a few of his famous haikus.Any accuracy would be wrong to claim as these stand twice removed from the original (Japanese-English-Hindi),the aim is to capture the essence and maintain the form in hindi too.

An old pond
A frog jumps in -

प्राचीन ताल
मेंडक कूदता है
एक झपाक !
souls' festival
today also there is smoke
from the crematory 

आत्मा का पर्व
आज भी वहां धुआं 
शमशान से 
bright red
the pitiless sun
autumn winds

गहरा लाल 
ये दयाहीन सूर्य 
हेमंती हवा 
on a bare branch
a crow has settled
autumn dusk

नग्न डाल पे 
एक कौवा आवासी 
शरत सांझ 

I like to wash,
the dust of this world
In the droplets of dew.

मेरी पसंद 
संसार  की धूल को
ओस से धोना .

Orange Flower Awards



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