Monday, July 17, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Horizon Haiku by Marion Clarke

English Original

different clouds
on the horizon ...
final prognosis

tinywords, 16:2, 2 January 2017

Marion Clarke

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

在地平線上 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

在地平线上 ...

Bio Sketch

Irish Haiku Society (IHS) member Marion Clarke is a writer and artist from Northern Ireland. In 2015 she was winner of the Financial Times ‘Poet in the City’ haiku competition and runner up in the IHS International Haiku Competition. In 2014 she was shortlisted for a Touchstone Award for Individual Poems and was a Sakura award recipient in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival contest 2012. A selection of her haiku is featured in two national collections of haiku from Ireland, Between the Leaves and Bamboo Dreams. Marion’s poetry and artwork can be found at


  1. The opening natural image and the closing statement form a thematically dialectic and emotionally poignant relationship. And the longer pause ("...") at the end of L2 leaves more room for the reader's engagement.

  2. Thank you, Chen-ou. This was a particularly emotional haiku for me.