boatload of refugees --
the wind playing with a doll
on the shore
Third Prize, 2016 European Haiku Prize
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
" L1 establishes the thematic and emotional context while Ls 2&3 effectively evoke a keen sense of sadness. And on a second reading, the wind and the doll successfully carry symbolic significance.
This heart-wrenching haiku reminds me one of my haiku:
Aegean shore ...
soaked teddy bear
and dead child
Featured Poet, Coviews, January 2017"