Thursday, July 28, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Pink Hair Haiku by Lesley Anne Swanson

English Original

that girl with the pink hair
flirting again --
cherry blossoms

Runner-Up, 2015 Haiku Calendar Competition

Lesley Anne Swanson

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

再一次調情 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

再一次调情 --

Bio Sketch

Lesley Anne Swanson has lived in Northern California, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest, but now calls Pennsylvania home.  Always a wordsmith, she discovered tanka in 2011 and has been enthralled ever since. 

1 comment:

  1. Two types of beauty are well contrasted through the visually and emotionally resonant juxtaposition of images of a pink-haired girl and cherry blossoms.

    Lesley's sensual haiku reminds me one of my haiku about cherry blossoms:

    fleeting glimpses
    between cherry blossoms
    a girl's sunny face

    Haiku of Merit, World Haiku Review, Summer 2016