Sunday, April 30, 2023

Butterfly Dream: Winter Thaw Haiku by S. M. Kozubek

English Original

winter thaw
my dog and I
spring off-leash

Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2020

S. M. Kozubek 

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

After retiring from practicing law, S. M. Kozubek spends more time now writing poems. His haiku and tanka have been published in NeverEnding Story, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Prune Juice, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Skylark, is/let, Red Moon Anthology, Wales Haiku Journal, and other publications.

1 comment:

  1. This haiku, bookended by "winter" "thaw" and "spring" "off-leash," vividly depicts a joyful scene of "winter" thaw, looking and feeling like that of "spring" thaw: the dog (with no leash) and the speaker (with no constraints/worries) running, jumping happily.

    And my haiku below could be read as a prequel to Kozubek's:

    steady fall of snow
    the silence between me
    and my old dog

    Shamrock, 35, 2016