Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Nursing Home Haiku by Natalia Kuznetsova

English Original

leaves whisper ...
outside the nursing home
nothing else

Natalia Kuznetsova

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

樹葉沙沙作響 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

树叶沙沙作响 ...

Bio Sketch

Living in Moscow, Russia, Natalia Kuznetsova is an assistant professor of English and freelance interpreter. Before discovering the haiku world, she wrote poetry in Russian. She started writing tanka and mostly haiku in English several years ago, and participated in numerous competitions worldwide and won some awards. She now contributes regularly to World Haiku Review, Mainichi Daily, Asahi Haikuist Network, Shiki Kukai and other traditional and on-line publications. She was included on the list of "European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors" from 2010 to 2013.

1 comment:

  1. L1, "leaves whisper (not rustle)," sets both the scene and the emotional context while the shift in tone and mood in L3 effectively adds emotional weight to the poem.