Kaga no Chiyo

(1703-1775 / Japan)

A Butterfly - Poem by Kaga no Chiyo

A butterfly -
What dream
is making your wings flutter?

Butterfly -
you also get mad
some days.

Even the butterfly -
voiceless
Buddhist service.

In mid-flight
the butterfly returns
to the pines of Shiogoshi Shrine

What the butterfly
wants to say -
only this movement of its wings.


Comments about A Butterfly by Kaga no Chiyo

  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/14/2016 6:17:00 AM)


    five hokku on the 'butterfly' theme.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010



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