Thursday, March 28, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Yellow Crocus Haiku by Pamela A. Babusci

English Original

first yellow crocus …
i release
my winter heart

Basho Haiku Festival Anthology, 1997

Pamela A. Babusci

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

第一朵黃色的番紅花 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

第一朵黄色的番红花 ...

Bio Sketch

Pamela A. Babusci  is an internationally award winning haiku, tanka poet and haiga artist. Some of her awards include: Museum of Haiku Literature Award, International Tanka Splendor Awards, First Place Yellow Moon Competition (Aust) tanka category,  First Place Kokako Tanka Competition,(NZ) First Place Saigyo Tanka Awards (US), Basho Festival Haiku Contests (Japan).  Pamela has illustrated several books, including: Full Moon Tide: The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards, Taboo Haiku, Chasing the Sun, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, and A Thousand Reasons 2009. Pamela was the founder and now is the solo Editor of Moonbathing: a journal of women’s tanka; the first all women’s tanka journal in the US. 


  1. L1, "yellow crocus," (which Tennyson likened to a fire), successfully sets the context, scenic and emotive, while the shift (from the natural/physical to the mental/inner) in Ls 2&3 is psychologically effective.

  2. thank you Chen-ou Liu for including my haiku
    in your wonderful project!!