Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Fertility Symbol Haiku by Cynthia Rowe

English Original

school bus
the same fertility symbol
at the driver's neck

Kokako, 21, 2014

Cynthia Rowe

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Cynthia Rowe is President: Australian Haiku Society; Editor: Haiku Xpressions; Past President: Eastern Suburbs Branch FAW NSW. A University of Melbourne graduate in French and Philosophy, she was awarded a Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française by the French Ministry of Education. She has published seven novels, plus poetry collections Driftwood and Floating Nest.

1 comment:

  1. In this deceptively simple and understated haiku, what's left unsaid is emotionally more significant than what's said. Just take the time to think about the following questions:

    1) what's on the mind of the driver who drives kids to school daily?
    2) what's on the mind of the narrator who just found out the "same" "fertility symbol" at the driver's neck?

    The key to haiku is understatement when describing our experiences.
    -- Peter Brady, "The Other Side of the Coin : Haiku and the Harsh Realities."