Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Front Door Haiku by Kanchan Chatterjee

English Original

coming home
the familiar creak
of the front door

Kanchan Chatterjee

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Kanchan Chatterjee is a 46 year old executive, working in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He loves to write as and when he feels the urge, though he does not have a literary background. Some of his poems and haiku have been published in Mad Swirl, A Hundred Gourds, Under the Basho, Decanto, and Bare Hands Poetry. He was nominated for the Pushcart Award in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. The effective juxtaposition and excellent word choice, familiar, make this poem work emotionally effectively.

    The key word, familiar, not only fits well with the tone and mood of its preceding line, but also makes an effective shift in its succeeding line that indicates the implied speaker's financial situation.