Thursday, December 5, 2019

Butterfly Dream: Bruise Haiku by Rachel Sutcliffe

English Original

windfall apple
another bruise
I can’t hide

Prune Juice, July 2018

Rachel Sutcliffe


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

被風吹落的蘋果
另一個瘀傷
我無法隱藏

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

被风吹落的苹果
另一个瘀伤
我无法隐藏 


Bio Sketch

Rachel Sutcliffe had suffered from a serious immune disorder for over 16 years; throughout  this time writing had been her therapy, and it kept her from going insane! She was an active member of the British Haiku Society and had been published in various journals including  Prune Juice, Failed Haiku and Hedgerow.

1 comment:

  1. The juxtaposition of/contrast between fallen apple and bruise is visually and emotionally poignant, and the use of "another" adds extra emotional weight to the haiku.

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