Milan Rajkumar & Christina Chin | Collaborative Gendai Tanka


hazy moon   
a white tiger 
from the rice paper
the cubs given
unique names


her wrinkled hands
from a lump of clay
a smiling Buddha
bakes in the ceramic 
firing kiln


from the flaming leaves 
Toji’s tall pagoda
soft hum of a monk 
at the prayer wheels 

Written by

Milan Rajkumar (India) 
Christina Chin (Malaysia) 

Milan Rajkumar is a haikai poet who lives in Imphal, Manipur, a hilly state of India bordering Myanmar with his loving wife and two sons. An asian by look and food, he speaks Meiteilon, a tibeto-burman language. The surrounding hills, lakes and rivers of his native place are reflected in his poems. His Haikai poems are widely published in international journals and magazines. 
Facebook: @rajkumar.milan | Instagram: @rajkumar.milan

Christina Chin is a painter and haiku poet from Malaysia. She is a four-time recipient of top 100 in the mDAC Summit Contests, exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center, California. 1st prize winner of the 34th Annual Cherry Blossom Sakura Festival 2020 Haiku Contest. 1st prize winner in the 8th Setouchi Matsuyama 2019 Photohaiku Contest. She has been published in numerous journals, multilingual journals, and anthologies, including Japan’s prestigious monthly Haikukai Magazine. | Twitter @Christina_haiku

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