Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Morning Mist Haiku by George Swede

English Original

morning mist…
disconnected thoughts search
for conjunctions   

Modern Haiku, 2013, 44.2

George Swede

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

George Swede's most recent collections of haiku are Almost Unseen (Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 2000) and Joy In Me Still (Edmonton: Inkling Press, 2010). He is a former editor of Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America (2008-2012) and a former Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives (2008-2009).

1 comment:

  1. On the first reading, L1, "morning mist," functions like a scene-setting line; on the second reading, it gets Ls 2&3 grounded in reality and thematically and emotionally deepens the thought process explored in Ls 2&3, elevating the poem to a metaphorical level.

    George's effective use of personification clearly indicates the implied speaker's "will to express."