Saturday, December 19, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Spring Equinox Haiku by Susan Constable

English Original

a coat
falls off its hanger
spring equinox

Bottle Rockets, 31, 2014

Susan Constable

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Susan Constable’s tanka appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Take Five. Her tanka collection, The Eternity of Waves, was one of the winning entries in the eChapbook Awards for 2012. She is currently the tanka editor for the international on-line journal, A Hundred Gourds.

1 comment:

  1. Ls 1&2 function more like the "prefigurative image that does not represent what exists but potentially anticipates some features of what will exist," and L3 establishes the seasonal and emotional context.

    Note: "At the spring equinox or the first day of spring, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.... Unstable weather may more often occur during spring, when warm air begins on occasions to invade from lower latitudes, while cold air is still pushing on occasions from the Polar regions. Flooding is also most common in and near mountainous areas during this time of year because of snowmelt, accelerated by warm rains. "