Sunday, September 17, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Crippled Doll Haiku by Natalia Kuznetsova

English Original

in the rubble 
staring into the sky
a crippled doll

2010 World Haiku Festival, Nagasaki

Natalia Kuznetsova

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Living in Moscow, Russia, Natalia Kuznetsova is an assistant professor of English and freelance interpreter. Before discovering the haiku world, she wrote poetry in Russian. She started writing tanka and mostly haiku in English several years ago, and participated in numerous competitions worldwide and won some awards. She now contributes regularly to World Haiku Review, Mainichi Daily, Asahi Haikuist Network, Shiki Kukai and other traditional and on-line publications. She was included on the list of "European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors" from 2010 to 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Combined with the techniques of synecdoche and inversion, Natalia's haiku effectively builds, line by line, to a thematically significant and emotionally powerful ending that reveals the aftermath of destruction/war/disaster. There is no human figure portrayed in the haiku, but what's left unsaid is more devastating than what's stated.