Sunday, 4 March 2007

spring wind -
the smile of a small
trisomic girl


vent de printemps -
le sourire d'une petite
trisomique

3 comments:

Aurora Antonovic said...

Damien, in English one would say, "Down's syndrome" as opposed to "trisomic".

RuthAnn said...

Well, maybe some of the ignorant still only call it Down's Syndrome, but I happen to know several physicians and nurses who refer to it as 'trisomic,' or 'trisomy 21.'

Besides, 'Down's Syndrome' has none of the musicality of 'trisomic.'

Damien, I think your haiku came out very well.

Bill said...

Aurora is right, of course. Aurora is always right.

In matters of haiku, tanka, and translation, Damien, always trust Aurora.