Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Southbound Birds Haiku by Dietmar Tauchner

English Original

southbound birds the loop of identity  

Grand Prize, 2013 Kusamakura Haiku Competition

Dietmar Tauchner

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Dietmar Tauchner, born in 1972 in Austria, lives & works in Puchberg & Vienna, as a social-worker / counselor, author and lover. His work has been published in various magazines & anthologies worldwide. He received some awards, as the Taisho (Grand Prize) at the International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in Kumamoto, Japan, in 2013; and received the Second Place for Noise of Our Origin (Red Moon Press, Winchester, 2013) at the 2014 HSA Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Awards

1 comment:

  1. This winning haiku well-represents a growing movement in English-language haiku : new techniques of language and concept which deepen our experience. Here, nature and its season of autumn reveal through metaphor a union of the inner world of self with the external world of  “place.” A haiku which draws our awareness towards origins, in an ouroboros of circulation, and return to life.

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