Saturday, May 24, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Earth Day Haiku by LeRoy Gorman

English Original

Earth Day
the world in a grain
of polymer

tinywords, 14:1,  22 April 2014

LeRoy Gorman

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

LeRoy Gorman writes mostly minimalist and visual poetry.  His most recent book, fast enough to leave this world, is one of tanka published by Inkling Press, Edmonton.  More information on his writing can be found at the American Haiku Archives where he served as the Honorary Curator for 2012-2013.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the thematic context while Ls 2&3 effectively make a parodic allusion to the famous opening lines in William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence:"

    To see a World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an hour

    The contrasts between God-created Nature and man-made nature are well explored.