Sunday, November 17, 2013

Butterfly Dream: The Well of Dreams Haiku by George Swede

English Original

bottomless, the well
of dreams -- a chickadee
on the sill

Haiku Canada Review, 5:2, October 2011

George Swede

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

深不見底-- 山雀

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

深不见底-- 山雀

Bio Sketch

George Swede's most recent collections of haiku are Almost Unseen (Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 2000) and Joy In Me Still (Edmonton: Inkling Press, 2010). He is a former editor of Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America (2008-2012) and a former Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives (2008-2009).

1 comment:

  1. The shift in theme, imagery, and space-time is emotionally effective. A well-crafted haiku with a psychological 'ma' as described in my 'to the Lighthouse:Cutting through Time and Space,' which can be accessed at

    Note: the chickadee is known for its highly complex vocalizations. it is believed that:

    To see a chickadee in your dream indicates that you need to pay attention and become aware of something unique and special occurring in your life.