Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Spring Pilgrimage Haiku by Goran Gatalica

English Original

spring pilgrimage --
first cherry blossoms
in mother's sandals

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, 1:2, Spring/Summer 2018

Goran Gatalica


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

春天朝聖之旅 --
卡在媽媽的涼鞋裡
第一朵櫻花

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

春天朝圣之旅-
卡在妈妈的凉鞋里
第一朵樱花 


Bio Sketch

Born in Virovitica, Croatia, 1982, Goran Gatalica got both physics and chemistry degrees from the University of Zagreb, and proceeded directly to a PhD program after graduation. He has published poetry, haiku, and prose in literary magazines, journals, and anthologies.  He is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association.

2 comments:

  1. The juxtaposition of pilgrimage (whose main religious purpose is either to seek a miraculous cure or deepen one's religious beliefs) and first fallen cherry blossoms (symbolizing the impermanence/ brevity of beauty/life) is fresh and visually and emotionally effective.

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