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Butterfly Dream: Refugees Haiku by Lavana Kray

English Original
boatload of refugees --
the wind playing with a doll
on the shore

Third Prize, 2016 European Haiku Prize

Chinese Translation (Traditional)
滿船的難民 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)
满船的难民 --

Comment :
" 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"

                                                                         Chen-ou Liu 

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