Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Butterfly Dream: Relief Sculpture Haiku by Jack Galmitz

English Original

my inner world --
      a relief sculpture
      of a civil war

Jack Galmitz 

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

我的內心世界  --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

我的内心世界  --

Bio Sketch 
Jack Galmitz was born in NYC in 1951. He received a Ph.D in English from the University of Buffalo.  He is an Associate of the Haiku Foundation and Contributing Editor at Roadrunner.  His most recent books are Views (, 2012),  Letters (Lulu Press, 2012), yards & lots (Middle Island Press, 2012), not-zero-sum (Impress 2015) and Takeout (Impress, 2015).  He lives in New York with his wife and stepson.

1 comment:

  1. The jux. of the speaker's mindscape/inner wolrd and a relief sculpture/of a civil war is visually and psychologically striking and thought-provoking.

    And the following haiku could be read as a prequel to Jack's:

    turning away
    the soldier’s face

    Haiku News, February 13, 2012

    Jack Galmitz

    These two haiku remind me of the following remark:

    The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

    -- Douglas MacArthur