Friday, July 28, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Outer Suburb Haiku by Jan Dobb

English Original

outer suburb
the length of a dog’s
weekday voice

Editor’s Choice, cattails, January 2016

Jan Dobb

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Jan Dobb lives in Canberra, Australia. She has published three family history narratives, and her short stories have had some success in publication and competition.  Since 2010 however Jan has been captivated by the magic of haiku.

1 comment:

  1. ...this Editor’s Choice haiku shows us how to “show” and not “tell”. The length of a dog’s voice being different leads one to assume that it is because the dog’s master is not home on weekdays. A strong sound haiku nicely written given the dog two juxtaposed voices, depending on circumstance...

    --excerpted from commentary by cattails principal editor an’ya, which can be accessed at