Thursday, November 5, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Sunset Twinkle Haiku by Goda V. Bendoraitiene

English Original

a child fills his bucket
with sunset twinkle
from the peak of wave

The Mainichi, October 15, 2014

Goda V. Bendoraitiene

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Goda V. Bendoraitiene lives in Klaipeda, Lithuania. She studied English at Vilnius Pedagogical University. At the age of 48, she was inspired to write haiku, and joined the Lithuanian site for Literature. She publishes poetry, arranges national haiku contests, and takes part in the contests as a member of the jury.

1 comment:

  1. In this well-crafted ichibutsu shitate (one-image/object/topic Haiku), the setting, tone, voice, and theme of the poem effectively expresses a sense of a blissful and joyful world of innocence.

    Note: Below is excerpted from "To the Lighthouse: Ichibutsu Shitate (One-Image/Object/Topic Haiku),"

    Kyorai argues that, although combining different topics are important, “it [doesn’t] take precedence over other techniques and that Basho also [composes] ‘single-object’ (ichibutsu shitate) poem, which [focuses] on a single topic and in which the hokku [flows] smoothly from start to finish, without the leap or gap found in the composition poem" ("Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho," p. 111).