Friday, April 14, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Puff of Cloud Haiku by Gabriel Bates

English Original

puff of cloud
a scrawny cat staring
through the window

Gabriel Bates


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

一朵雲彩
一隻瘦貓盯著
窗口

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

一朵云彩
一只瘦猫盯著
窗口 


Bio Sketch

Gabriel Bates is a contemporary poet living in southeast Kansas. His work has appeared in several journals, online and in print. Keep up with him at facebook.com/gabrieljbates

4 comments:

  1. This haiku is tightly structured with an emotional undercurrent, and the tone and mood of the poem is effectively conveyed through concrete imagery.

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  2. A Cat poem, that even I can enjoy!

    Jan
    (@caninesforme)

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  3. I feel like a Tim Burton image right now.

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  4. Thank you to everyone for your comments, and to Chen-ou Liu for publishing this!

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