Friday, April 15, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Funeral Haiku by Jackson Smith

English Original

walking in silence
after the funeral
footprints in the snow

Jackson Smith


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

葬禮之後
靜默地步行
雪地上的腳印

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

葬礼之後
静默地步行
雪地上的脚印


Bio Sketch

Jackson Smith is a writer and homemaker from Chicago, Il. He is a grateful heart transplant recipient. He first started writing to cope with isolation during the time in the hospital spent waiting for a new heart to become available.  This is his first published haiku.

2 comments:

  1. The emotionally resonant juxtaposition between the two parts of the haiku stirs the reader's emotions and reflection about life and death. And on second reading, L3 carries metaphoric significance.

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