Friday, October 7, 2016

Butterfly Dream: First Seedlings Haiku by Debra Fox

English Original

kindergarten quiet ...
first seedlings
in styrofoam cups

The Heron’s Nest, 15:2, June 2013

Debra Fox

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

幼兒園內的靜默 ...   

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

幼儿园内的静默 ...   

Bio Sketch

Besides writing haiku, Debra Fox enjoys writing short stories and essays, some of which have been accepted for publication. She is a lawyer and director of an adoption agency.  In her spare time she loves to dance.  She lives just outside Philadelphia with her family.

1 comment:

  1. The thematically resonant juxtaposition (of "kindergarten" and "first seedlings") and the symbolically rich phrase, "first seedlings," lift the poem up a notch, and on a second reading, there is an implied simile established between the two parts of the poem.

    A moment of wonder is keenly captured in this heartwarming haiku.