Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Yard Sale Haiku by Peter Newton

English Original

yard sale
the empty fishbowl
still wet

Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Competition, 2011

Peter Newton

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Peter Newton is a poet, artist and editor. His writings have appeared in a variety of print and online journals and anthologies, garnering several prizes and commendations in recent years.He is the author of What We Find, a book of haiku from Imaginary Press, 2011. A collection of his haibun entitled Joy Ride, is due out in 2013. Heco-edits the online journal Tinywords. Read more of his work on Twitter @ThePeterNewton

1 comment:

  1. L1 successfully sets the context while Ls 2&3, emotionally speaking, could function as a metonym for all the yard sale items.

    Peter's skillful use of "still" adds emotional weight to the poem.