Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Butterfly Dream: White Crosses and Shadows Haiku by Simon Hanson

English Original

ten thousand white crosses
ten thousand shadows

Moongarlic, 4, 2015

Simon Hanson

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Simon Hanson lives in rural South Australia close to The Great Southern Ocean.  He relishes these open spaces and the moods of these environments from which he draws much inspiration.  The more he delves into haiku the more he realises that it is akin to a way of living and there is always so much more to learn.

1 comment:

  1. Combined with the use of syntactic parallelism, these visually evocative and symbolic rich phrases, "white crosses" and "shadows," successfully lift the poem up a notch.

    For more info. about the effective use of parallelism, see "To the Lighthouse: A Rhetorical Device, Parallelism," http://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.ca/2015/05/to-lighthouse-rhetorical-device_7.html