Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Kissing Haiku by Ed Baker

English Original

full
moon
kissing
entirely

Frogpond, 24:1, 2001

Ed Baker


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

月圓
之夜
完全
接吻

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

月圆
之夜
完全
接吻


Bio Sketch

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1941, Ed Baker was an artist and poet who resided in Washington, D.C. Full Moon and Stone Girl E-pic are two of his recent titles. For more information about his work, see Joseph Hutchison's and John Mingay's  reviews.

1 comment:

  1. Within such a short space of 4 words and 7 syllables, Ed's haiku effectively conveys romantic sentiments through this centuries-old and symbolically rich image of a full moon.

    (But, I wonder if the text arranged in the form of a circle might visually and emotionally enhance the poem.

    Just a thought for your consideration)

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