Saturday, November 2, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Class Reunion Haiku by Peggy Willis Lyles

English Original

class reunion
the vacant lot alive
with fireflies

Frogpond, 31:2, Spring/Summer 2008

Peggy Willis Lyles

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Peggy Willis Lyles was born in Summerville, South Carolina, on September 17, 1939. She died in Tucker, Georgia on September 3, 2010. A former English professor, she was a leading haiku writer for over 30 years -- helping bring many readers and writers into the haiku community -- excerpted from To Hear the Rain: Selected Haiku of Peggy Lyles edited by  Randy M . Brooks

1 comment:

  1. The shift in theme and imagery makes this haiku emotionally effective, and the striking contrasts between L1 and Ls 2&3 spark the reader's emotions and reflection on the significance, thematic and emotive (and even symbolic) of this vacant lot in L2.