across the pond
to an unknown friend
© Gerald England
was my entry for the recent Calico Cat Contest where authors were asked to compose a haiku to complement Origa's sumi-e "Sympathy. Orang-utan and Lizard".
Rice paper 'Double Shuen', Japanese sumi ink, Chinese watercolours, Copyright © Origa .
is the Russian translation of my haiku.
The contest attracted 134 poems by 58 poets from 20 countries and mine didn't make the last 28 selected for the final.
The winning poem and comments on the winner and runners-up can be found at Results of the XI Calico Cat International bilingual haiku contest.