Monday, July 20, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Australia Day Haiku by Elizabeth Nicholls

English Original

Australia Day
above the river
chrysanthemums explode

Creatrix, March 2011

Elizabeth Nicholls

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Elizabeth Nicholls lives on the shore of the Indian Ocean in Perth Western Australia.  She spends many hours walking along the rugged coastline, composing haiku in her head whilst keeping a lookout for dolphins and ocean birds. Elizabeth has been writing haiku for five years.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth depicts fireworks in the night sky in an innovative way, and the use of "chrysanthemums" adds symbolic significance to the poem. This poem reminds me one of my own about fireworks display on the most important national holiday:

    rainbow flowers
    blooming in the night sky
    my immigrant dream
    (concluding haiku of "My First Canada Day")