Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Room of My Own: Double Love Suicide Haiku

a black butterfly
circles the new gravestone ...
double love suicide

1 comment:

  1. My haiku alludes to the famous Chinese love story, "the Butterfly Lovers."

    Below are the opening paragraphs excerpted from the Wikipedia entry, entitled Butterfly Lovers:

    The Butterfly Lovers is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台), whose names form the title of the story. The title is often abbreviated to Liang Zhu (梁祝) and often regarded as the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet.[1][2]

    Six cities in China have collaborated in 2004 on a formal application for the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity[3] on the legend at UNESCO,[4] submitted in 2006 through the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

    For more info. about this love story, see the "Legend" section, which can be accessed at