Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Funeral Haiku by Nola Borrell

English Original

friend's funeral
a stranger uses
her teapot

2nd  Place, 2006 Katikati International Haiku Contest

Nola Borrell

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Nola Borrell has had haiku published in New Zealand and overseas since the mid 1990s, and has won various awards. Her work has appeared in NZ journals and anthologies, Australia, US, UK, Croatia, Slovenia, Roumania, Japan and Algeria and online. Nola co-edited (with Karen P Butterworth) the taste of nashi - New Zealand Haiku (Windrift, 2008). Her chapbook this wide sky was published in 2012 (Puriri Press). Nola is a member of Zazen, an international haiku workshop.

1 comment:

  1. What's left out is, thematically and emotionally, more important than what's stated in the haiku.

    The observation described in Ls 2&3 could be read as a subtle form of the expression of grief. And the "teapot" signifies the warm symbol of past social gatherings.