Monday, January 23, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Zen Garden Haiku by Maria Tomczak

English Original

zen garden
a thought circulates
around the stone

cattails, January 2015

Maria Tomczak

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Maria Tomczak lives in Opole, Poland. She enjoys writing haiku, poems and short stories. As a mother she also writes fairy tales for her son. She is interested in Japanese culture and poetry, especially haiku and related forms.

1 comment:

  1. Combined with the zoom-in technique, the thematically and emotionally resonant juxtaposition lifts the poem out of the ordinary.

    Evaluated in the context of Buddhism, the zen garden is built to intimate essence of nature and serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life. Generally speaking, the rocks (big stones) are arranged in a special way to help visitors to ponder on the meaning of life.