Sunday, August 2, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Quilting Bee Haiku by Debbie Strange

English Original

quilting bee
train tracks stitch
prairie to sky

Acorn, 33, Fall 2014

Debbie Strange

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Debbie Strange belongs to the Writers' Collective of Manitoba and several haiku and tanka organizations. Her writing has received awards and been published in numerous journals. She is a singer-songwriter and photographer whose photographs have been published and exhibited.  She is currently assembling a haiga collection. Visit her on twitter @Debbie_Strange

1 comment:

  1. Debbie skillfully employs the zoom-out technique and the word link ("quilting" /"stitch") to give the reader this colorful image of a bee in a vast expanse of prairie with train tracks across it. This haiku reminds me of one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson:

    To make a prairie (1755)

    To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
    One clover, and a bee,
    And revery.
    The revery alone will do,
    If bees are few.