Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Swan Haiku by Lesley Anne Swanson

English Original

just one swan
returns this year
... ripples on the pond

Wild Plum, Winter 2017

Lesley Anne Swanson

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

... 池塘上的漣漪

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

... 池塘上的涟漪

Bio Sketch

Lesley Anne Swanson has lived in Northern California, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest, but now calls Pennsylvania home.  Always a wordsmith, she discovered tanka in 2011 and has been enthralled ever since.

1 comment:

  1. The opening words, "just one," effectively add emotional weight to the poem while the closing image works well on two levels, literal and symbolic.