Sunday, June 18, 2023

Butterfly Dream: Father's Newspaper Haiku by Mike Gallagher

English Original

father's newspaper
a constant refuge
from conversation

Mike Gallagher

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch 
Mike Gallagher, an award winning Irish poet, facilitator and editor,has been published and translated worldwide. He hosts the monthly Listowel Poetry in the Park Open Mic sessions. His collection, Stick on Stone, is published by Revival Press.

1 comment:

  1. This is a poignantly effective "character haiku" about a father's "relationship" with his child/the Narrator. The modifier, "constant," shows the father's avoiding conversation is a "behavior pattern."

    What's left unsaid is at least as potent as what's said.

    And it might be interesting to do a thematic comparative reading of my "character/father" tanka below:

    he used to talk
    like a Russian novel ...
    now the silence
    between winter rains
    between Father and me

    Cattails, October 2017