Monday, April 17, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Old Age Home Haiku by Padmini Krishnan

English Original

old age home
her eyes follow
a queue of ants

Padmini Krishnan

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Padmini Krishnan lives in Singapore with her husband and baby girl. Her work has been published in The Heron's Nest, Shamrock. Wild Plum, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online and A Hundred Gourds.

1 comment:

  1. Juxtaposed with the old age home where most residents are senile and time seems to be frozen, the unexpected yet visually and emotionally poignant last line sparks the reader's reflection on life [time, and aging].

    Note: I'd been a volunteer for more than three years at an old age home in Pickering, Ontario. Padmini's haiku, especially L3, speaks volumes to me in a very negative way. Most residents I met there spent time lying in their beds and staring at the ceiling, or at somewhere/something.