Monday, July 21, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Darkness Haiku by Kala Ramesh

English Original

my fear --
     the darkness
between stars

Simply Haiku, 7:2, Summer 2009

Kala Ramesh

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

我的恐懼 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

我的恐惧 --

Bio Sketch

Kala Ramesh has published more than one thousand poems comprising haiku, tanka, haibun, & renku in reputed journals and anthologies in Japan, Europe, UK, Australia, USA and India. Her work can be read in two prestigious publications: Haiku 21: an anthology of contemporary English-language Haiku (Modern Haiku Press, 2012) and Haiku in English - the First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton 2013). She enjoys teaching haiku and allied genres at the Symbiosis International University, Pune.

1 comment:

  1. L 1 sets the context, thematic and emotive, for the poem while the image of an expanse of mostly empty, darkening sky in Ls 2&3 enhance the tone and mood.

    The shift from the speaker's inner state to the outer space gains added poignancy.