Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Goal Haiku by Neal Whitman

English Original

father and son
kicking a soccer ball
a day with no goal

Haiku of Merit, World Haiku Review, Summer 2014

Neal Whitman

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Neal Whitman began to write general poetry in 2005, haiku in 2008, and tanka in 2011. He writes to be read and believes that the reader is never wrong. With his wife, Elaine, he combines his poetry with her Native American flute and photography in free public recitals with the aim of their hearts speaking to other hearts.

1 comment:

  1. Ls 1&2 set the thematic context while the juxtaposed last line forms an emotionally dialectical relationship with its preceding lines, achieving the Goal of this poem -- that is to convey a feeling of bonding/connection between father and son through playing soccer all day.

    A deceptively simple haiku.