Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Grey Hairs Haiku by Patricia Prime

English Original

grey hairs in his beard
today my son
turns fifty

Patricia Prime

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Patricia Prime is the co-editor of Kokako, reviews/interviews editor of Haibun Today, a reviewer and writer for Takahe and Atlas Poetica and has published haiku, tanka and haibun worldwide. Patricia recently published, with Giselle Maya (France) a collection of collaborative work called Shizuka. She was one of the editors of the world haiku anthology, A Vast Sky, and an editor of the Australian and New Zealand tanka collection, One Hundred Tanka by One Hundred Poets. Patricia’s interview conducted by editor, Mark Pirie is due to appear in the Mongolian publication World Poetry Almanac and can be read on the New Zealand Poetry Archive.

1 comment:

  1. A bittersweet scene is keenly captured in Patricia's understated haiku. Her opening image is an example of fine "sugata," an image that suggests emotion without stating it (for more info., see today's post, "To the Lighthouse: Keijo Style, Fusion of Scene and Emotion").

    This haiku reminds me of one of my haiku written during my first homecoming trip after eight years of settling in Canada.

    mother and father
    sigh in the autumn wind ...
    my graying hair

    Haiku Pix Review, 1, 2010