sunlight
on the draining board
...a cabbage butterfly

—Helen Buckingham
        

Originally published in "Mainichi Daily News" July ' 03

About the author: Born in London, 1960. Now lives in Bristol in the south-west of England. Her haiku have appeared in Acorn, Frogpond, Mainichi Daily News, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Roadrunner, Snapshots and The Heron's Nest among others, and last year featured in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press). Her work has been placed in a number of competitions including, most recently: The Basho Festival Award and The Snapshot Press Calendar Competition.

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Responses to the haiku for 25 April 2006 by Helen Buckingham

  1.  
    2006-04-25 00:45:53
     

    beautiful, so full of light! (light, whiteness of this butterfly, no weight)

    i love it!

  2.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2006-04-25 01:22:15
     

    Pure white
    on a rotten wood-
    life and death

  3.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-04-25 21:30:47
     

    scattering dawn's light-
    on pulsating black butterfly wing
    dew drop forms

  4.  
    Kujtim
    2006-04-29 14:38:50
     

    river
    is flowing calm
    only fishes kittling...

  5.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-15 18:55:56
     

    pulse rising...
    orange butterflies in flight, no
    only this checkered white

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