Friday, May 31, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Harvest Moon Haiku by Brian Robertson

English Original

harvest moon ...
a child wades in the pond
full of it

2nd place , 2012 Maple Moon Haiku Contest

Brian Robertson

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

滿手都是 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

满手都是 ...

Bio Sketch

Raised in Ottawa, Brian Robertson studied in Toronto and Rio de Janeiro and is currently writing a doctoral thesis in green economics with a German university.  Brian began writing prose in 2006.  Since 2010, ten of his short stories and twenty-nine of his haiku have been published among journals, newspapers, contests, and one anthology among the countries Germany, Austria, the US, Australia, and Japan.  His major project is a novel about the 1999 bombing of Serbia.

1 comment:

  1. Dream and reality meet in this emotive haiku from the heart. The dual sense of abundance is well explored in Ls 1&3. Brian's beautifully-crafted haiku reminds me one of Issa's:

    Meigetsu wo totte kurero to naku ko kana

    The child sobs
    Give it to me now!
    bright full moon