Indian Harvest Haiku

the crops harvested

bhangra of celebration

 voice of beating drums

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फसलों की कटाई

खुशियों का भंगड़ा

बजते ढोल-नगाड़े

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* For Carpe Diem # 276. I have translated the haiku in Hindi as well.

Taue (Rice Planting) Haiku

reflecting shadows

puddles of water on fields

workers in sedge hats

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fields filled with water

men descends to place seedlings

gilded performers

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women in kasa

traditional performance

the paddies planted

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bow down in prayer

planting the mother earth’s womb

promising fine crops

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young girls singing songs

hoping for a good harvest

time for festival

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aura of dances

enhanced crop’s vitality

melodies in air

* Written in response of Carpe Diem # 220