Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Ceasefire News Haiku by Justice Joseph Prah

English Original

ceasefire news ...
Mother mutters as she draws
her last breath

Justice Joseph Prah

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

停火新聞 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Justice Joseph Prah is a Ghanaian and a member of Africa Haiku Network and United Haiku Tanka Society. His haiku have appeared several times in Africa Haiku Mamba e-anthology, Mainichi Daily Haiku column, Haiku Masters webpage, Asahi Haikuist Network, Robert Epstein Haiku anthology on Animals Right, The Moon Takes Off Haiku and Senryu anthology, Brass Bell, Cattails, and Shambhala Times Community Magazines etc.

1 comment:

  1. The poignant juxtaposition of a piece of sociopolitically significant news and the death of the speaker's woman makes what's left unsaid at least as potent as what's said.

    And the well-chosen verb effectively adds emotional weight and psychological depth to the haiku.