butterfly —
the way you leave
and come back

11 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    I like this!

    Although it is quite different, it does remind me of a recent haiku of mine:

    over the nettles
    where I know I just can't go
    Orange-tip butterfly

    Orange-tip butterfly: http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/at

  2. ppache Says:

    Good observation & well written.

  3. @beautifulisness Says:

    butterfly on a maidens path
    now behind
    now in front


  4. snowbird Says:

    Hi, Claudette…we meet again! Lovely haiku. Merrill

  5. Allison Millcock Says:

    Excellent – I love it!

  6. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    Thank you~!

  7. NHyde Says:

    Beautiful and delicate.

  8. Claudette Says:

    Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment.

  9. Helga Härle Says:

    Many levels in this – I think of the butterfly showing up at the funeral of my grannie…and butterfly as symbol of transformation…and the butterfly's way of shifting attention, from flower to flower…at the same time as firing of all of these associations – a wellput, exact observation. Simple and manyfold, butterflyish! Admirable.

  10. Ron Kozloff Says:

    my middle name is russell
    just a thought

  11. Massih Talebian Says:

    butterfly —
    the way you leave
    and come back

    This haiku is an excellent mental association to Chiyo-ni,s haiku, I like it
    such a technique was also used by Matsuo Basho

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