Saturday, April 16, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Last Rites Haiku by Carl Seguiban

English Original

last rites. . .
rain fading into
bird song

First Place, 2015 Betty Drevniok Award

Carl Seguiban

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

死前的最後儀式 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

死前的最後仪式 ...

Bio Sketch

Carl Seguiban resides in British Columbia which inspires his haiku. His haiku are widely  published and winner of several contests. Among the prize winners are: 1st and 3rd  prize in '2015 Betty Drevniok Award, 1st prize in 2014 RL International Poetry  Award, and 1st prize in 2015 Creatrix Haiku Award.

1 comment:

  1. The aural impace of rain fading to birdsong seems both earthy and ethereal. The sadness of the moment is offset by the shift from rain to bird song. Life ends, rain ends, but the birds will sing again. This haiku speaks not only to the transience of life, but also celebrates our passage into death. I have experienced this moment myself in many bedside vigils. [I] found it a healing haiku.

    -- excerpted from the judge's comment, which can be accessed at