Thursday, April 4, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Blind Date Haiku by Brian Robertson

English Original

blind date
she smiles then notices
his shoes

Lynx, 28:1, February, 2013

Brian Robertson

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Raised in Ottawa, Brian Robertson studied in Toronto and Rio de Janeiro and is currently writing a doctoral thesis in green economics with a German university.  Brian began writing prose in 2006.  Since 2010, ten of his short stories and twenty-nine of his haiku have been published among journals, newspapers, contests, and one anthology among the countries Germany, Austria, the US, Australia, and Japan.  His major project is a novel about the 1999 bombing of Serbia.

1 comment:

  1. Brian's poem is a well-crafted haiku with an aesthetic focus on the "hai." In it, he explores the different concepts of sight/ways of seeing. This haiku reminds me of those courtship rituals in Jane Austen's novels.

    By the way, there is a "serious" book called Jane Austen's Guide to Dating. It's written by Lauren Henderson, whose "PhD dissertation" is about the courtship rituals in Jane Austen.