Sunday, June 3, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Refugee Tent Haiku by Lavana Kray

English Original

refugee tent --
a girl calls a butterfly
by her mom’s name

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku

Lavana Kray

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

難民帳篷 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

难民帐篷 --

Bio Sketch

Lavana Kray is from Iasi, Romania. She has won several awards, including the status of  Master Haiga Artist from the World Haiku Association. Her work has been published in many print and online journals. She was chosen for 2017 Haiku Euro Top 100. In 2018 she joined the United Haiku and Tanka Society as Haiga Editor of its journal, Cattails. This is her blog: http://photohaikuforyou.blogsp


  1. L1 establishes the setting and sociopolitical context while the unexpected yet emotionally poignant last line lifts the haiku out of the ordinary. And the symbolically rich image of a flitting butterfly could offer two different readings.

  2. I deeply thank you, for your kind words, for the translation and for including one of my tanka in your Anthology!
    All the best!