Friday, December 26, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Morning Mist Haiku by Munira Judith Avinger

English Original

morning mist
how thin the veil
between here and gone

Modern Haiku, 44:1, Winter/Spring 2013

Munira Judith Avinger

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Munira Judith Avinger was born in the US and moved to the Eastern Townships of Quebec in 1993 where she built a little cabin in the forest. She has published five books, the latest of which is a memoir called The Cabin.

1 comment:

  1. There is a simile effectively established between the two parts of the poem, and the allusive third line adds emotional weight and philosophical depth to the poem

    Now I'm just wonderin' how we know where we belong
    Is it in a photograph or a dashboard poet's song?
    Will I have missed my chance to right some ancient wrong
    Should I find myself between here and gone?

    -- excerpted from "Between Here And Gone" by Mary Chapin Carpenter, the only artist who has won four consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (from 1992 to 1995)