Saturday, September 23, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Neap Tide Haiku by Cynthia Rowe

English Original

neap tide
the old fisherman harvests
moon crystals

First Place, European Quarterly Kukai, Winter 2014

Cynthia Rowe

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Cynthia Rowe is Past President: Australian Haiku Society; Editor: Haiku Xpressions; Past President: Eastern Suburbs Branch FAW NSW. A University of Melbourne graduate in French and Philosophy, she was awarded a Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française by the French Ministry of Education. She has published seven novels, poetry collections Driftwood and Floating Nest (winner of the SWW Book Awards 2016).

1 comment:

  1. The fresh and visually resonant juxtaposition of "neap tide" (a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is the least difference between high and low water) and "moon crystals" lifts the poem up a notch.