Sunday, July 2, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Motorbike Rider Haiku by David McMurray

English Original

motorbike rider
po-potato-potato
kick-starts summer

David McMurray


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

摩托車騎士
撲通撲通撲通聲
啟動夏天之旅

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

摩托車騎士
撲通撲通撲通聲
啟動夏天之旅


Bio Sketch

David McMurray enjoys the beat of Sum 41, a group that started out in Ajax, Ontario, as a punk rock band a generation ago. Their old album All Killer No Filler" is still popular in Japan. SUM 41 from Ajax made this a summer in Tokyo to remember for David.  http://www.asahi.com/ajw/

1 comment:

  1. David skillfully uses a self-coined term, "po-potato-potato," to create an onomatopoeic effect that greatly enhances the audio-emotional aspect of the poem.

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