Sunday, December 29, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Paper Boat Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

English Original

first rain
the paper boat carries
my childhood

Asahi Haikuist Network, May 31 2013

Pravat Kumar Padhy

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Born in India, poems widely published and anthologized. Works referred in Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry etc. Poems awarded high acclamations by Writer’s Guild of India and Editors’ Choice awards. Pravat Kumar Padhy's  Japanese short form of poetry appeared in many international journals and anthologies. Songs of Love: A celebration is his third collection of verse by Writers Workshop, Calcutta. Featured in The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, to be published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada, 2014

1 comment:

  1. L subtly sets the emotive context while the image depicted in Ls 2&3 adds emotional weight to the poem. On a second reading, L1, first rain, takes on a symbolic meaning.