Saturday, March 21, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Coronavirus Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

English Original

coronavirus ...
even the shadows
drift away

Pravat Kumar Padhy

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

新冠狀病毒 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

新冠状病毒 ...

Bio Sketch

Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Odisha, India. He holds Masters in Science and Technology and a Ph.D from IIT- Dhanbad. His literary work cited in Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English, etc. His Japanese short forms of poetry appeared in various international journals and anthologies. His tanka, ‘I mingle’ is featured in the “Kudo Resource Guide”, Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, 2014/2015 Season.His haiku won Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Honourable Mention Award, Canada, UNESCO International Year of Water Co-operation, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Contest, Creatrix Haiku Commendation Award, IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award and 7th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo Haiku Award. 

1 comment:

  1. Enhanced by the use of "synecdoche," the juxtaposition of coronavirus and shadows drifting away effectively conveys a sense of a public health crisis.