Friday, March 13, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Charred Tyres Haiku by Radhey Shiam

English Original

winter dawn ...
on the road side
charred tyres

Radhey Shiam

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

冬天的黎明 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

冬天的黎明 ...

Bio Sketch

Radhey Shiam: Born on Jan. 14,1922, inherited love for literature, Gandhian way of life, universal brotherhood and human religion, influenced by Danish saint Mr. Alfred Emanuel Sorensen popularly known as ‘Sunyata’. Contributes haiku, tanka, articles and poems in English, Hindi and Urdu languages to Indian and foreign magazines. The Saigyo Award for Tanka 2009, Publication – Song of Life published by Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan.

1 comment:

  1. Combined with the visually and emotionally effective jux. of two images, "winter dawn" and "charred tyres," Radhey's use of the zoom-in technique opens up an interpretative space that allows the reader to enter the poem and ask why these "charred tryes" are on the road.

    A well-crafted "middle-of-the-story" haiku noir.

    Note: A haiku noir is a narrative haiku, i.e. a cinematically dark flash non/fiction in verse. For more info. about this subgenre of haiku and examples, see "To the Lighthouse: Haiku Noir,"