Thursday, July 3, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Southern Sky Haiku by Tzod Earf

English Original

southern sky
my blue pilot pen
on a notebook

Tzod Earf

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Tzod Earf, from Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A,. has appeared here and in Bright Stars I and II, Poetry Nook, and the online blog, Jar of Stars.  Visit him on Twitter, @Ear2Earf to see more of his poetry.

1 comment:

  1. This haiku is a good example of demonstrating the art of jux. (cutting and joining): the semantic/thematic break between L 1 and Ls 2&3, and the scent link between the southern "sky" in L1 and the emotion evoked by the speaker's "blue" "pilot" pen on a notebook described in Ls 2&3

    Notes: 1 The art of juxtaposition is the art of cutting and joining; for more information, see Chapter 4, titled “The Art of Juxtaposition: Cutting and Joining,” of Traces of Dreams Traces of Dreams Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho by Haruo Shirane, a chapter that “examines the dynamics of textual juxtaposition and the different kinds of links -- homophonic, metonymic, and metaphoric -- that lies at the heart of Basho's haikaiI,” pp. 23-4)

    2 Pilot Corporation is a Japanese pen manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan. It produces writing instruments, stationery and jewellery, but is best known for its pens.