Monday, January 11, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Holes and Stars Haiku by George Swede

English Original

the holes in my thoughts fill with stars

micro haiku: three to nine syllables, 2014

George Swede

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

George Swede's most recent collections of haiku are Almost Unseen (Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 2000), Joy In Me Still (Edmonton: Inkling Press, 2010) and micro haiku: three to nine syllables (Inspress, 2014). He is a former editor of Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America (2008-2012) and a former Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives (2008-2009).

1 comment:

  1. Combined with the pace of a one-liner, the unexpected yet powerful closing word, "stars," holds the surprise and tension of the poem, creating the type of ambiguity/an interpretative space that invites the reader to participate in the process of constructing meaning.