Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Butterfly Dream: Miscarriage Haiku by Veronika Zora Novak

English Original

miscarriage ...
cherry blossoms laced 
with snowflakes

Veronika Zora Novak 

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

流產 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

流产 ...

Bio Sketch

Veronika Zora Novak resides in Toronto, Canada.  She studied Medical Office Administration at George Brown College and graduated with honours in 1999.  She has been writing haiku and tanka since 2012 and has been published in acclaimed journals such as Under the BashõChrysathemum, Failed Haiku, HedgerowPrune Juice, Bleached Butterfly and many others.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the theme while unexpected yet visually and emotionally poignant L3 enhances the tone and mood of this heart-wrenching haiku. And symbolical significance of cherry blossoms in L2 adds extra emotional weight to the haiku.

    This is a fine example of haiku with two kilo. For more, see "To the Lighthouse: Haiku with Two Kigo (or Two Season-Themed Words/Phrases),' accessed at