Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Butterfly Dream: New Year Party Haiku by Sonam Chhoki

English Original

listening to my dentist plan
his New Year party

Multiverse, 1:1, 2012

Sonam Chhoki

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Born and raised in the eastern Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Sonam Chhoki has been writing Japanese short forms of haiku, tanka and haibun for about 5 years. These forms resonate with her Tibetan Buddhist upbringing and provide the perfect medium for the exploration of  her country's rich ritual, social and cultural heritage. She is inspired by her father, Sonam Gyamtsho, the architect of Bhutan's non-monastic modern education. Her haiku, tanka and haibun have been published in poetry journals and anthologies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, UK and US.

1 comment:

  1. The shift, thematic and emotive, in L3 brings a smile to my face.

    Glad to end NeverEnding Story's first year with Sonam's well-cratfed haiku with an aesthetic focus on the 'hai.'

    This haiku also reminds me of one of the previously-published haiku by kjmunro:

    in the dentist's chair
    a poem is polished
    by the whine of the drill

    Into Winter ART 043 Chapbook, Fall 2011


    For more information, see Butterfly Dream: Dental Chair Haiku by kjmunro, which can be accessed at http://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.ca/2013/12/butterfly-dream-dentist-chair-haiku-by.html