the monarch?s shadow
I stop talking
on the phone


9 Responses

  1. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Oh, I know that feeling! A lovely, effective, and well captured moment. :)

  2. Cyndi Lloyd Says:

    Thank you for responding, Gisele.

  3. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Yes, a lovely haiku. We saw the monarch migration along the Lake Michigan shore this year. Thank you.

  4. Cyndi Lloyd Says:

    Thank you for your comment. How I'd love to see a monarch migration. I'm glad you saw it.

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Intimations of beauty outside bland human projections of human beauty. There is nothing to compete with real beauty. Thank you. :-)


    over the nettles
    where I know I just can’t go
    orange-tip butterfly

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Presence 42 (2010)


  6. Cyndi Lloyd Says:

    Thank you, Alan, for your thoughtful comments and sharing your beautifully rendered traditional haiku. I appreciate the juxtaposition of the nettles, something harsh, with the soft, delicate butterfly – creates a great tension for the wanting and not being able to.

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I found this one quite humorous because I immediately had the sense that the butterfly was eavesdropping! :)


  8. Cyndi Lloyd Says:

    Thank you, Marion. What an interesting perspective you've offered.

  9. Mom Says:


    I too have seen a Monarch migration. I actually drove through it and stopped on the side of the road to watch it. I haven't seen one since. This happened about 9 years ago.

    Love your Haiku – Love, Mom

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