Friday, May 15, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Plovers Haiku by Simon Hanson

English Original

from the reeds
from the mist
the call of plovers

Commended, 2014 New Zealand Poetry Society International Haiku Competition

Simon Hanson

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Simon Hanson lives in country South Australia enjoying the open spaces and nearby coastal environments.  He is excited by the natural world and relishes moments of the numinous in ordinary things. He is published in various journals and anthologies and never realised how much the moon meant to him until he started writing haiku.

1 comment:

  1. In Ls 1&2 Simon's use of syntactic parallelism sets a mood for the opening scene, and in L3 plovers, with a shrill, plaintive cry, effectively evoke a sense of loneliness.

    For more info. about the use of parallelism, see "To the Lighthouse: A Rhetorical Device, Parallelism," which can be accessed at