Sunday, November 19, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Fly Haiku by Gregory Longenecker

English Original

of the way ahead
fly on the window

Modern Haiku, 45:2, Summer 2014

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. A thematically significant and emotionally poignant simile is well established between the two parts of the poem. And Gregory's heartfelt haiku reminds me of another famous fly haiku infused with thematic significance and emotional poignancy:

    In my medicine cabinet
    the winter fly
    has died of old age

    Jack Kerouac