Sunday, October 18, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Custody Battle Haiku by Carl Seguiban

English Original

custody battle --
small shoes on the doorstep
fill with blossoms

Chrysanthemum, 16, October 2014

Carl Seguiban

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

監護權官司 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

监护权官司 --

Bio Sketch

Carl Seguiban resides in British Columbia which inspires his haiku. His poems have been published in Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Bottle Rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Moongarlic, Presence, Under the Basho, paper wasp, The Heron's Nest, Cattails, Prune Juice among others.

1 comment:

  1. L1 effectively establishes the theme while the turn the poem takes in Ls 2&3 adds emotional weight and psychological depth to the poem, reminding us that the “best interests of the child” should be the legal test of a custody dispute. On a second reading, the image of fallen blossoms carries symbolic significance.