Monday, March 9, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Falling Leaves Haiku by Robert Kania

English Original

leaves falling ...
the rustle of a newspaper
between us

Sharpening the Green Pencil, 2014

Robert Kania

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

葉子飄落 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

叶子飘落 ...

Bio Sketch

Robert Kania lives in Warsaw, Poland. He began writing poetry in 2011. His haiku and haiga have appeared in The Heron's Nest, The Mainichi, Asahi Haikuist Network, A Hundred Gourds, World Haiku Review, KUZU, Diogen, DailyHaiga and World Haiku Association. He is the prize winner of the 15th HIA Haiku Contest 2013, and currently the co-editor (with Krzysztof Kokot) of the European Quarterly Kukai. His blog is:

1 comment:

  1. L1 establishes the seasonal context of the poem while the rustling sound of a newspaper in Ls 2&3 implies the silence between the "us" in the poem, which means the relationship is not working.

    On a second reading, L1 gains symbolic significance.