full moon --
darkness flickers at each turn
of the prayer wheel
Under the Basho, 1, Autumn 2013
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Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Born and raised in the eastern Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Sonam Chhoki has been writing Japanese short forms of haiku, tanka and haibun for about 6 years. These forms resonate with her Tibetan Buddhist upbringing and provide the perfect medium for the exploration of her country's rich ritual, social and cultural heritage. She is inspired by her father, Sonam Gyamtsho, the architect of Bhutan's non-monastic modern education. Her haiku, tanka and haibun have been published in poetry journals and anthologies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, UK and US.