Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Butterfly Dream: New Ice Haiku by Gregory Longenecker

English Original

too soon to call it love new ice

tinywords, 13:1, 2013

Gregory Longenecker

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Gregory Longenecker’s work has appeared in numerous publications in the United States and abroad and was featured in A New Resonance, 9 by Red Moon Press. Two editions of the Red Moon Anthologies of English-language haiku have carried his work (2013 & 2014) and Modern Haiku Press, Haiku 2014 and Haiku 2016, as well. Currently on the editorial staff of the Living Haiku Anthology Gregory was a co-judge in the Haiku Society of America’s 2016 Haibun Contest.

1 comment:

  1. "It moves away from the usual slant on cracks in a relationship, and focuses instead on a new promising relationship with new ice giving us multiple implications, including a romantic ice skating duet in New York, or on one of the many popular Christmas outdoor ice rinks in Britain."

    -- excerpted from commentary by Alan Summers, https://tinywords.com/2013/02/13/tinywords-13-1-begins/comment-page-1/

    Thematically speaking, the quick pace of a one-liner works effectively for the poem ("too soon" to call it love new ice)