Thursday, December 7, 2023

Butterfly Dream: Cardboard Box Haiku by Bill Kenney

English Original

snow in the city
nobody home
in the cardboard box

Magnapoets, January 2008

Bill Kenney

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Translation result紙箱

Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch 
Born and raised in the Boston area, and living for over 50 years in New York City, Bill Kenney was a professor for many years in the English Department at Manhattan College. He started writing haiku in 2004, a month before his 72nd birthday, and became an active participant in the New York City Spring Street Haiku group. His haiku were published in numerous journals and anthologies. And his collection of haiku, keep walking, won the 2021 Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the scene while unexpected L3 makes this haiku about "no one home" sociopolitically timely and emotionally poignant.

    And it could be read as a sequel to the folowing haiku:

    alley frost
    where he slept

    Earthshine, 2017

    Chuck Brickley