Saturday, July 12, 2014

One Man's Maple Moon: Beating Heart Tanka by Micheline Beaudry

English Original

I wanted
to hear the beating
of your heart       
there was only the sea
and its night rolls

Gusts, 5, Spring/Summer 2007

Micheline Beaudry


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

我想
聽到你的
心跳聲
當時只有大海
和夜晚的波濤聲

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

我想
听到你的
心跳声
当时只有大海
和夜晚的波涛声


Bio Sketch

Born in Montreal, Micheline Beaudry lives in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. She has participated in many haiku anthologies, such as the 55th Bashô anthology. She published Blanche Mémoire, Les couleurs du vent, at les Editions David, a tanka book, titled comme une étoile filante/ like a shooting star, and a book-length study of André Duhaime’s work, titled L’homme qui plantait des haïkus. She also founded the GHM, Groupe de haïku de Montréal in 2005.

2 comments:

  1. The contrast of sounds implied in the two parts of the poem enhances a sense of loneliness felt in the lower verse.

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