year of mother’s death
I walk in the rain
feel the cold sting
of words left unsaid
Atlas Poetica, 13, Autumn 2012
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Born and raised in the kingdom of Bhutan. Sonam Chhoki is inspired by her father, Sonam Gyamtsho, the architect of Bhutan's non-monastic modern education. Her Japanese short form poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in several countries. She is the current haibun and haiku editor of the UHTS journal, cattails.