Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Auschwitz Haiku by Sonam Chhoki

English Original

sunless morning
and yet ...
sunflowers in Auschwitz

Mainichi Shimbun: Best of 2014

Sonam Chhoki 

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

但是 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

但是 ...

Bio Sketch

Born and raised in the kingdom of Bhutan. Sonam Chhoki is inspired by her father, Sonam Gyamtsho, the architect of Bhutan's non-monastic modern education. Her Japanese short form poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in several countries. She is the current haibun and haiku editor of the UHTS journal, cattails.

1 comment:

  1. Structured with an emotional undercurrent and juxtaposed with visually evocative and symbolically rich phrases, Sonam's poignant haiku gives new significance to the meaning of life (after Auschwitz). And her skillful use of a pivotal line creates more mental space for the reader's imagination and reflection.