Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Stony Gaze Haiku by Ken Sawitri

English Original

family dinner dad's stony gaze bursts in my mouth

Under the Bashō, December 1, 2014

Ken Sawitri

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Ken Sawitri was born in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at the Universitas Indonesia. She was the Psychology & Education editor of Ayahbunda (1995-1998). She dedicated her haiku for her motherland in Listen The Spice Whispers, haiku from Indonesian archipelago, and recorded her journey in the haiku posted at


  1. Thematically and emotionally speaking, the explosive power of Ken's poignant haiku is effectively enhanced by the pace of a one-liner and the well-chosen verb.

  2. Dear Chen-ou, it is a valuable opportunity to be reviewed in your precious blog "Never Ending Story". Thank you for such appreciation.

    a bow,
    ken sawitri