Saturday, December 3, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Tugboat Haiku by Susan Constable

English Original

harbour quay
the sound of a tugboat
wrapped in fog

The Heron’s Nest, 7:2, 2015

Susan Constable


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

港口碼頭
霧中
拖輪的聲音

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

港口码头
雾中
拖轮的声音


 Bio Sketch

Susan Constable’s haiku and tanka appear in numerous journals and anthologies. Her tanka collection, The Eternity of Waves, was one of the winning entries in the eChapbook Awards for 2012. She co-edited the 2014 anthology for the Seabeck Haiku Retreat and is a is a co-editor for the 2016 TSA Anthology.

1 comment:

  1. The use of the zoom-in technique and the evocative multi-sensory imagery make this haiku atmospherically effective.

    Susan's haiku is highly cinematic, reminding me one of one of iconic scenes in Béla Tarr's 2007 film, "The Man from London."

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