Monday, February 5, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Suburban Night Haiku by Martha Magenta

English Original

suburban night
an empty beer can
plays with the wind

FreeXpresSion, August 2016

Martha Magenta


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

郊區的夜晚
一個空的啤酒罐被風
吹得來回滾動

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

郊区的夜晚
一个空的啤酒罐被风
吹得来回滚动


Bio Sketch

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. Her poetry, haiku, senryu and tanka have appeared in a number of journals, magazines and anthologies. She was awarded an Honourable Mention for her haiku in The Fifth Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, 2017. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/

1 comment:

  1. Martha's use of personification is visually and emotionally effective that sharpens the silence implied in L1. And her haiku reminds me of the following haiku that creates a different tone and mood for a different locale:

    winter dusk
    an empty beer can
    taps the dock

    Biding Time: Selected Poems, 2001-2013

    H. Gene Murtha

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