Saturday, February 24, 2024

Butterfly Dream: Seed Packages Haiku by Naomi Beth Wakan

English Original

spring thaw ...
the rustle of seed packages
as the ice crackles

connected to peace, 2023

Naomi Beth Wakan

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

春天解凍 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

春天解冻 ...

Bio Sketch

Naomi Beth Wakan is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo (2014–16) and the Federation of British Columbia Writer’s Inaugural Honorary Ambassador. She has published over fifty books. Her most recent book of essays, On the Arts, came out in 2020 (Shanti Arts). Her trilogy, The Way of Tanka, The Way of Haiku, and Poetry That Heals was published by Shanti Arts in 2019. Wakan is a member of The League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada, and Tanka Canada. She lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, the sculptor Elias Wakan.

1 comment:

  1. The jux. of the contrasting auditory images of L 2 and L 3 (used to show L1) is fresh and emotionally effective.

    A fine haiku about a change of seasons ready for seasonal planting (as indiacted in L2)!