Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Shooting Stars Haiku by Goran Gatalica

English Original

shooting stars --
sleepless father's shadow
on the balcony

Otata, 16, April 2017

Goran Gatalica

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

流星 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

流星 --

Bio Sketch

Born in Virovitica, Croatia, 1982, Goran Gatalica got both physics and chemistry degrees from the University of Zagreb, and proceeded directly to a PhD program after graduation. He has published poetry, haiku, and prose in literary magazines, journals, and anthologies.  He is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association.

1 comment:

  1. The visually evocative and symbolically rich juxtaposition of "shooting stars" and "sleepless" father's "shadow" (not just "sleepless" father) lifts the haiku out of the ordinary.

    What's left unsaid is at least as potent as what's said.