Sunday, November 23, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Phoebe's Tail Haiku by H. Gene Murtha

English Original

first light ...
slow to rise
a phoebe's tail

Biding Time: Selected Poems 2001-2013,  2013

H. Gene Murtha

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

第一道曙光 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

第一道曙光 ...

Bio Sketch

H. Gene Murtha, a naturalist and poet, sponsored and judged the first haiku contest for the inner city children of Camden, NJ., for the Virgilio Group, of which he is a lifetime member. He is widely published for his work in haikai literature from the USA to Japan.

1 comment:

  1. This moment of a perched phoebe ready to pick insects up from the ground is keenly captured through the effective use of the zoom-in technique and of inversion.