Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Last Day of School Haiku by Ignatius Fay

English Original

last day of school
boulders in the stream
sheltering crayfish

Modern Haiku, 45.2, Summer 2014

Ignatius Fay

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Ignatius Fay is a retired invertebrate paleontologist. His poems have appeared in many of the most respected online and print journals, including The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, Ars Poetica, Gusts, Chrysanthemum and Eucalypt. Books: Breccia (2012), a collaboration with fellow haiku poet, Irene Golas; Points In Between (2011), an anecdotal history of his first 23 years. He is the new editor of the Haiku Society of America Bulletin. Ignatius resides in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

1 comment:

  1. L1 establishes the thematic context of the poem while the visually appealing and emotionally evocative image in Ls 2&3 is layered with multiple meanings, opening up an interpretative space for the reader's imagination.