Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Milky Way Haiku by Archana Kapoor Nagpal

English Original

milky way –
one by one fireflies
up the hill

First Place, 2014 Haiku "Aha" Moment Contest

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

銀河 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

银河 --

Bio Sketch

Archana Kapoor Nagpal is an internationally published author of 7 books, and her winning stories are now part of international anthologies. She writes inspirational content for corporate newsletters, websites, blogs and print publications. Her inspirational poems touch every area of a person's life. She enjoys writing haiku and tanka as well. Visit her Amazon Author Profile to know more about her.


  1. The transformation of views — moving from a macrocosmic view to a microcosmic view -- is visually and emotionally effective, successfully portraying a summer night scene.

    Archana's beautifully-crafted haiku reminds me of one of my own:

    one by one
    fireflies escape my glass jar...
    starry night

    Editor's First Choice, "Insect / Bug" Haiku Thread, Sketchbook, 6:4, July/August, 2011

    It was written in response to the following haiku by Peggy Willis Lyles

    lights out
    ... the firefly

  2. Thank you for publishing this haiku. A big thank you for sharing your wonderful haiku as well.