Saturday, June 9, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Dog's Death Haiku by Charlotte Digregorio

English Original

our dog's death ...
her leash hangs next to
the children's coats

Acorn, 38, 2017

Charlotte Digregorio

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

我們的狗死了 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Charlotte Digregorio has authored five reference books including Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and a haiku collection. Her haiku exhibit travels nationally. Winner of 41 poetry awards, Pushcart Prize nominee, former radio poetry program host and Haiku Society of America officer, she runs The Daily Haiku.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the theme and emotional context while the use of enjambment in L3 is thematically significant and emotionally effective.

    What's left unsaid about the dog's life/relationship with the speaker's family is at least as potent as what's said in this understated haiku.