Saturday, June 27, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Greyhound Haiku by Helen Buckingham

English Original

another race lost in the eyes of a greyhound

Acorn, 31, Autumn 2013

Helen Buckingham

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Helen Buckingham was born in London, 1960 and has recently moved to Wells, Somerset. She has been writing haiku for the past two decades and her work has been placed in many awards, journals, and anthologies including: Haiku in English: the First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton, 2013).

1 comment:

  1. The pace of a one-liner and the use of the culturally and symbolically rich phrase, "a greyhound" (one of the oldest breeds of dogs, which was bred and raised by the aristocracy in England before the 9th century) make the poem thematically and emotionally effective.