Saturday, July 12, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Indian Summer Haiku by Natalia Kuznetsova

English Original

Indian summer --
a maple ablaze
over her headstone

3LIGHTS, Autumn 2009

Natalia Kuznetsova

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

小陽春 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

小阳春 --

Bio Sketch

Living in Moscow, Russia, Natalia Kuznetsova is an assistant professor of English and freelance interpreter. Before discovering the haiku world, she wrote poetry in Russian. She started writing tanka and mostly haiku in English several years ago, and participated in numerous competitions worldwide and won some awards.She now contributes regularly to World Haiku Review, Mainichi Daily, Asahi Haikuist Network, Shiki Kukai and other traditional and on-line publications. She was included on the list of "European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors" from 2010 to 2013.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the seasonal context, and L2 enriches it by adding an evocative image.

    The unexpected yet emotionally powerful shift in theme and imagery at the end of the poem gains added poignancy.