Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Larkspur Haiku by Richard St. Clair

English Original

spring sunset
the narrowing road
turns to larkspur

Frogpond, 37:2, Spring/Summer 2014

Richard St. Clair


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

春天日落時分
一條狹窄的道路彎向
一大片地中海花毛茛

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

春天日落时分
一条狭窄的道路弯向
一大片地中海花毛茛


Bio Sketch

Richard St. Clair (b.1946), in addition to an accomplished poet, is a recognized composer of modern classical music, performed widely. His poems -- not only haiku but also tanka and Western forms such as sonnet -- have appeared in many important venues. He is a Shin Buddhist in Massachusetts, USA.

2 comments:

  1. Enhanced by the color contrast between "sunset" and "larkspur," the turn, visual and emotional, in L3 makes this scenery haiku effective.

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