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Summer Thunder Haiku into Never Ending Story

Chen-ou said:

A deeply devastating poem, it brings the natural world and human loss into abrupt conjunction! The sudden shift in theme at the end of the poem sparks the reader’s emotions and reflection.


Chen-ou Liu @StoryHaikuTanka 14 Jun 2016 • 10 Retweets • 8 Likes



summer thunder
the ice cream ads
after a war newsbreak


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

夏日雷鳴 —

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

夏日雷鸣 —


Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)

Published for the second time in  Never Ending Story: first English-Chinese bilingual haiku and tanka blog,  June 14th, 2016
Selected and translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

The original version of this haiku published for the 1st time in  The Mainichi, Japan’s National Daily Since 1922,  September 3rd, 2014
Selected by Master Isamu Hashimoto


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