Monday, July 10, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Army of Sunflowers Haiku by Dietmar Tauchner

English Original

army of sunflowers
again peace becomes
war somewhere

Third Prize, 2016 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. L1 sets the tone and mood of the poem while the Orwellian newspeak in Ls 2&3 enhances the thematic significance of war imagery. And the use of "again" effectively adds emotional weight and psychological depth to the poem.

    Note: Newspeak has been used by George Orwell in the first chapter of his novel “1984.” In the novel, this phrase is one of the slogans of the Party. These slogans are, “War is peace / freedom is slavery [and] ignorance is strength.”