Lost (Haiku) Poem by Perdita Young (Hanna Wang)

Lost (Haiku)

Rating: 4.9

A tipsy butterfly
lost its way
in a flowerless bush

March 14,2014.Day-to-Day Flow to Poetry.
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【诗寄流水 No.18】

Lost (Haiku)
Friday, March 2, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: butterfly
Dr Dillip K Swain 04 March 2018

Wonderful Haiku! So cute picture! Liked it so much! .........10

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Perdita Young 04 March 2018

Thanks for reading and rating it, Dr Swain.I have a lot to learn here.Till later...

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Ashika Murali Acharya 05 March 2018

beautiful lines.. sweet pic

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Perdita 06 March 2018

Thanks for the kind words, dear friend.

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Perdita Young 28 May 2018

One-line haiku: 1. leaves blowing into a sentence 2. Mental hospital my shadow stays outside 3. a stick goes over the falls at sunset 4. alone tonight one fish ripples the lake 5. a stick goes over the falls at sunset (From The haiku anthology: haiku and senryu in English / edited by Cor van den Heuvel. - [3rd ed.]

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Perdita Young 28 May 2018

From The haiku anthology: haiku and senryu in English / edited by Cor van den Heuvel. - [3rd ed.]. - New York: W.W. Norton,1999.) Three-line haiku: 1.spring is here/ the cat’s muddy paw prints/ on the window-sills 2.moss-hung trees/ a deer moves into/ the hunter’s silence 3. in a temple/ a/ heartbeat Two-line haiku: 1. on the bright marquee/ a man’s shadow changes the letters 2. hottest day of the year/ a breeze in the distant treetops 3. androgynous stranger/ winks at me

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Bri Edwards 25 May 2018

If i'm not mistaken, i see a kitten/cat, NOT a butterfly. The cat must have REALLY gotten lost in the bush! Despite other comments...[ I like the poem]... not all would consider it a 'proper' haiku**, i think. [But it certainly gives a vision of the natural world ] ....hai·ku noun a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. an English imitation of this. Bri :)

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Perdita Young 26 May 2018

Well, yes i chose to have a picture of Japanese kitten instead of that a butterfly... The butterfly can be also understood as a metaphor. :) As for the form of it: this is obviously not a formulated(proper) 5-7-5 haiku, but i guess i've got the spirit in this piece. It is more spontaneous than my previous attempt HAIKU BY THE DOZEN(a bit too rigid) ...

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Ruta Mohapatra 24 May 2018

A nice little poem! Thanks for sharing!

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Robert Murray Smith 15 April 2018

A wonderful haiku we can all see.

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