Friday, March 7, 2014

Hot News: 66 Haiku Selected for 2013 Butterfly Dream Anthology

Haiku is a new experience every time.... And that is poetry.
-- paraphrasing Jorge Luis Borges

My Dear Fellow Poets and Readers:

I'm pleased to announce the following 66 haiku selected for Butterfly Dream, 2013: Selected English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku. The anthology is scheduled to be published in July. Each poet whose haiku is/are included in the anthology will receive a copy of  its e-book edition.

 Please post to all appropriate venues. Your time and help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks for your support of my project. And look forward to reading your new work (see 2014 anthology submission guidelines)


Note: The 2013 Butterfly Dream Prize winner will be announced later.

Updated, October 5:

Cool Announcement : In the Company of Good Poems

Updated,  October 28:

Butterfly Dream: 66 Selected English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku, Volume One 2014 is now available online for your reading pleasure.

For more information about this good news, see Hot News: Butterfly Dream, Volume One 2014

Selected Haiku

evening drizzle
notes from his guitar
perfume the air

Haigaonline, 12:2, December 2011

Christine L. Villa

morning mist
texturing the canvas
of a dream

Haiku Reality, 9:16

Angelo B. Ancheta

where soldiers
once slept and died --
a spider's home

Ambrosia, 3, 2009

Dick Whyte

my random thoughts
yellow as lemon

Mainichi Daily News, Oct. 23, 2012

Ernesto P. Santiago

reading obituaries
the here and there
of fireflies

Frogpond, 35:3,  Winter 2012

Ben Moeller-Gaa

snow falling…
a darker silence
in my father’s room

Simply Haiku, 3:4, Winter 2005

Irene Golas

over my thoughts the hush of pines

Tinywords, August 2010

Peter Newton

crayon map
my son shows me the way
to Neverland

The Heron's Nest, 16:1, March 2012

John McManus

shooting stars…
the fizz of champagne
on my tongue

2nd place, Shiki Kukai February 2012

Stella Pierides

Spring evening --
the wheel of a troop carrier
crushes a lizard

Konts: The Anthology of Southeastern European Haiku Poetry

Dimitar Anakiev

first summer rose
in each drop of dew
a new thorn

Honorable Mention, 2011 Mainichi Haiku Contest

Sonam Chhoki

low winter moon
just beyond the reach
of my chopsticks

Beyond the Reach of My Chopsticks

Fay Aoyagi

a grass snake
escaping into
my thought of it

Honorable Mention, 2010 Haiku Now! International Haiku Contest

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

my father's footsteps the size of every morning

World Haiku Review, December 2012

S.M. Abeles

November cherry blossom --
what was I thinking?

Past All Traps

Don Wentworth

concert under the stars --
a drop of sweat lost
in her décolletage

Lishanu, 2, 2011

Djurdja Vukelić-Rožić

eyes of the ancestors
the twinkle
in winter stars

NeverEnding Story, February 21, 2013

Rebecca Drouilhet

first sunrise ...
avoiding eye contact
with his gay brother

Haiku of Merit, World Haiku Review, August, 2010

Ignatius Fay

the night he left ...
many sounds
of summer rain

DailyHaiku,  Cycle 12, November 02, 2011

Kirsten Cliff

skinny dipping --
one small step to land
on the moon

Winner of the Every Day Poets Great Big Little Poems Competition 2012

Marion Clarke

breezy morning
the gliding yellow bird
turns into a leaf

Peeling an Orange

Peggy Heinrich

hazy moon
all the shapes
of a hangover

Notes From the Gean, 2:4, March 2011

Polona Oblak

lengthening shadow ...
above her eggs the hen's heart
beats against my arm

First Place, British Haiku Society James W Hackett International Haiku Award 2003

Beverley George

train tunnel --
the sudden intimacy
of mirrored faces

Best of Issue Haiku, Presence, #22, 2004

Beverley George

the snow melted --
fences reappear
between neighbors

Heron’s Nest, 13:2,  June 2011

Adelaide B. Shaw

bedroom mirror --
the coldness of that dangling
single breast

Third prize, Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest

Rita Odeh

white lie
the mirror doubles
the white chrysanthemum

The Unworn Necklace

Roberta Beary

winter moonlight …
full lips pout
from a billboard, Feb 2013

Anne Curran

Winter sunshine
The smell of sprouted potatoes
in the cellar

Second Prize, Mainichi Haiku Contest 2005

Rajna Begović

full moon
to an empty house

Full Moon

Ed Baker

moving into the sun
the pony takes with him
some mountain shadow

American Haiku in Four Seasons

Jane Reichhold

holding the day
between my hands
a clay pot

Frogpond, 23:3, Autumn, 2000

Jane Reichhold

            a poppy . . .
        a field of poppies!
the hills blowing with poppies!

Haiku Magazine, V.5, N1, 1971

Michael McClintock

to each other
in the dark --
waving lanterns

Second Prize, San Francisco International Haiku Competition 2009

Michael McClintock

slipping through my fingers ...
a school of fish
and summer sunset

NeverEnding Story, June 13, 2013

Anna Yin

harvest moon ...
a child wades in the pond
full of it

2nd place , 2012 Maple Moon Haiku Contest

Brian Robertson

Rereading The Iliad
another corpse dragged
through Fallujah

Grand Prix, 39th A-Bomb Contest

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

scattering his ashes           
the moon             
in bits and pieces

First Prize, 1993 Harold G. Henderson Award

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

june breeze
a hole in the cloud
mends itself

Third Runner-Up, The Heron's Nest Readers' Choice Popular Poets Award (2001)


when my gendai world was flat I kept falling off
                                                                                          the text horizon

Notes from the Gean,  19,  May 2013


a chrysalis
waits for spring
autistic son
Windfall 1 2013

Marilyn Humbert

after the divorce
a tattered moon
in every window

Distinguished Work Prize, 5th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest

Pamela A. Babusci

winter stars…
only the sound of the neighbor
wheeling his trash  

Modern Haiku, 36.1, 2005

Barry George

morning mist…
disconnected thoughts search
for conjunctions  

Modern Haiku, 2013, 44.2

George Swede

alone at twilight...
sound of a mosquito
and unfinished dream

NeverEnding Story, August 29, 2013

Asni Amin

autumn nap --
combs my hair

FreeXpression, August 2010

Keitha Keyes

graveyard visit
a spider's web glitters
in a broken vase

Sketchbook, 2012

Máire Morrissey-Cummins

two light beams shining
where there were once twin towers --
my son, my daughter

Grand Prize, 15th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition

Jack Galmitz

in Bryant Park
2,753 empty chairs

not a breath of air

yards & lots

Jack Galmitz

night storm
her waters

Commended,  NZPS International Haiku Contest 2008

Nola Borrell

fading light
dad tells the only story
he remembers 
Modern Haiku, 41.2, Summer 2010

Bob Lucky

on the porch
a chair rocking
the waning moon 
A Hundred Gourds, 2:3, June 2013

Diana Teneva

autumn twilight
my parents in silence
on the swing

The Mainichi Daily, 2012

Ramesh Anand

harvest moon
the horizon between here
and hereafter

First Prize, Katikati Haiku Competition 2012

Lorin Ford

shades of winter --
my mother in the passage
between dreams

Frogpond, 35:3, Autumn 2012

Lorin Ford

spring breeze --
the pull of her hand
as we near the pet store

Into the Open: Poems from Poets of the Sixth Skagit River Poetry Festival

Michael Dylan Welch

first rain
the paper boat carries
my childhood

Asahi Haikuist Network, May 31 2013

Pravat Kumar Padhy

in five-seven-five
I compact confusing thoughts ...
New Year's morning dew

Simply Haiku, 10:3, Spring/Summer 2013

Damir Janjalija

hurricane near
she gets her nails done
the color of the sea

South by Southeast, 12:2, 2005

LeRoy Gorman

                        to see

Modern Haiku, 38:3, Autumn 2007

LeRoy Gorman

buds on the apple tree
my daughter trying on
her first bra

NeverEnding Story, January 10, 2014

Hristina Pandjaridis

worn-out stairs
up to my old mother’s home -
an owl hooting

The Heron’s Nest, 2007

Saša Važić

rest home garden
tomatoes rotting
on the vine

Modern Haiku, 44:2, Summer 2013

Erik Linzbach

our shrinking shadows touch --
harvest moon

Dottie Dot Awards, Haiku Bandit Society, September 2011

Alegria Imperial

golden hills
turkey vultures circle the remains
of summer

First Place, UkiaHaiku Contest (2013)

Annette Makino

cold day at the beach
a man casts his line
only twice

Simply Haiku, 7:2, Summer 2009

Neal Whitman


  1. thanks so much Chen-ou Liu for selecting one of haiku for your Butterfly Dream Anthology-i am honored & humbled!

  2. Thanks Chen-ou Liu for such a wonderful surprise!
    I am honoured to be in this anthology.

  3. Thanks Chen-ou Liu. It's great to be part of this esteemed list of haiku . . .

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  5. Thank you, Chen-ou Liu! I'm very happy to be included in your anthology!

  6. Pamela, Rita, Ramesh, and Rita:

    I enjoyed reading your haiku. Thanks for your support of my project.

    And look forward to reading more of your new haiku.


    1. Many thanks Chen-ou Liu. I am very honored to be part of your project.

  7. Thank you, Chen-ou.
    Best wishes and much success in your endeavors!

    1. Sasa and Damir:

      Thanks for your continued support of my project.

      All the best,


  8. Oh, wow! Thanks, Chen-ou. :)

    What an impressive list of poets to be part of!

    All good wishes for the continued success of NeverEnding Story.



  9. I am thrilled Chen-ou- Liu, what a surprise :) Máire

    1. Hi! Máire and Marion:

      Thanks for your continued support of my project.

      Look forward to reading more of your new haiku.


  10. Thanks very much, and congratulations on the success of your endeavor so far -- SMA

    1. Hi! Scott:

      I enjoyed reading your haiku, and look forward to reading more of your new haiku.


  11. Congratulations to all the writers selected for this honor! Wishing you all continued success.