Thursday, January 14, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Winter Gust Haiku by Don Baird

English Original

coloring snow with snow winter gust

Haiku: the Interior and Exterior of Being, 2014

Don Baird

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Don Baird is a ponderer in mind, feelings, and words. Currently, he is a simple person living a complex life as though it is simple. Don not only writes haiku but teaches it as well. His passion is to encourage as many folks as possible to jot down what they happen to notice in the comings and goings of all things — sharing their insight, through haiku, about the Universe's continuum of transformation.


  1. The pace of a one-liner and the visually effective use of repetition lift the poem out of the ordinary, successfully painting a winter landscape. Don's haiku reminds me of Basho's famous winter haiku:

    winter solitude-
    in a world of one colour
    the sound of the wind