#Haiku Happenings #5: Stella Pierides’ haiku appears in Blithe Spirit and Butterfly Dream!
the knotted branch
in the shredder
Blithe Spirit, 27:2, 2017
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Chen-ou Liu, 劉鎮歐December 7, 2018
Stella’s shasei (sketch from life) haiku is tightly structured with an emotional undercurrent: “another” in L1 shows the narrator’s attitude to the passing of time while the symbolically rich image of the “knotted branch” in the shredder in Ls 2&3 makes this haiku visually and emotionally effective.
Butterfly Dream: Another Spring Haiku by Stella Pierides
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