Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Lotus Root Digging Haiku by Ken Sawitri

English Original

lotus root digging --
my son's advice
for anger management

European Quarterly Kukai, 4, Winter 2013

Ken Sawitri

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

挖蓮藕 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

挖莲藕 --

Bio Sketch

Ken Sawitri was born in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at the University of Indonesia. She was the Psychology & Education editor of  Ayahbunda (1995-1998). She had the first publication in Indonesian national mass media when she was in junior high school.

1 comment:

  1. The theme-setting L1 refers to the backbreaking work from sunrise to sunset that lotus growers dig up the muddy lotus roots and wash them by hand. Ls 2&3 make this poem effective as a haiku with an aesthetic focus on the "hai."