Saturday, November 21, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Locust Trees Haiku by Eric Burke

English Original

      belly exposed to the sky
watching wind in the locust trees

Haibun Today, 2, August 2008

Eric Burke

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Eric Burke lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he works as a computer programmer. His haiku and other poems can be found/are forthcoming in Modern Haiku, Issa’s Untidy Hut, Thrush Poetry Journal, PANK, Pine Hills Review, PoetsArtists, bluestem, and decomP. You can keep up with him at his blog, Anomalocrinus Incurvus

1 comment:

  1. The vivid and concrete images in this two-line poem successfully create the atmospheric connection with nature.

    And technically speaking, I think this two-line poem works well as a haiku through its emotionally and tonally resonant jux.

    For more info. about two-line haiku, see David Grayson's "Writing Haiku: The Two-Line Form," which was first published in Frogpond, 38:3, Autumn 2015, pp. 74-81.