Sunday, May 10, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Mother’s Hair Haiku by Peggy Willis Lyles

English Original

I brush
my mother’s hair
the sparks

To Hear the Rain: Selected Haiku of Peggy Lyles, 2002

Peggy Willis Lyles

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Peggy Willis Lyles was born in Summerville, South Carolina, on September 17, 1939. She died in Tucker, Georgia on September 3, 2010. A former English professor, she was a leading haiku writer for over 30 years -- helping bring many readers and writers into the haiku community.

1 comment:

  1. Ls 1&2 sketch the scene and set the moon while L3 works effectively at two levels, literal and figurative, enhancing the visual and emotional appeal of the haiku. And Peggy's heartfelt mother's hair haiku reminds me of one of my own below:

    eightieth birthday
    I comb winter moonlight
    into mother's hair

    Grand Prize, 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2019