Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Coffin Haiku by Marion Clarke

English Original

windswept landscape ...
the thud of peat
on his coffin

FourXFour Poetry Journal, 14, Autumn 2015

Marion Clarke

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

強風吹襲的大地 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

强风吹袭的大地 ...

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 http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com


  1. Combined with the zoom-in technique, the visually and auditorily resonant juxtaposition in this cinematic haiku effectively conveys a sense of gloomy sadness.