Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Wolf Moon Haiku by Hristina Pandjaridis

English Original

wolf moon
in my dream
the thief

Hristina Pandjaridis

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Hristina Pandjaridis was born in the spring in Bulgaria, but her favorite season is autumn. She graduated with a journalism degree and used to work as a journalist for a town’s newspaper. Hristina Pandjaridis co-authored one novel, and another is soon to be published. She writes short stories, poems, book reviews, and plays. She fell in love with haiku four years ago. Now, she lives in France (trans. by Vessislava Savova)

1 comment:

  1. Combined with the effective use of a pivotal line (L2), the connotation of the "wolf moon" (in L1) works thematically and emotionally well with the thief (in L3).

    Note: Below is excerpted from "Full Moon Names and Their Meanings," accessed at http://farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/

    Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.

    – Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.