Sunday, 4 March 2007

spring wind -
the smile of a small
trisomic girl

vent de printemps -
le sourire d'une petite


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.