Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hot News: 66 Haiku Selected for Butterfly Dream, Volume II

My Dear Fellow Poets and Readers:

I'm pleased to announce the following haiku selected for Butterfly Dream: 66 Selected English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku, Volume Two. The anthology is scheduled to be published in early October 2016. Each poet whose haiku is 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.

Wishing you all a very happy and creative 2016.


Selected Haiku:

leaving my loneliness     inside her

micro haiku: three to nine syllables, 2014

George Swede

New Year's Eve
the dragon's mouth
full of light

NeverEnding Story, October 24, 2014

Bruce Ross


Best of Showcase, Under the Basho, 2013

Michael Dylan Welch

(r)egret along the riverbank acid rain

NeverEnding Story, November 23, 2015

Marianne Paul

frog on lily-pad
frog on lily-pad

Wednesday Haiku, 88, October 31, 2012

Ed Baker

linden shadows
watching people watching
the blind man

2007 Suruga-Baika Literary Festival Award

Helen Buckingham

leaves falling ...
the rustle of a newspaper
between us

Sharpening the Green Pencil, 2014

Robert Kania 

winter drizzle ...
the voice
in my mind

NeverEnding Story, March 9, 2014

Tzod Earf

smell of rain ...
a dream unfolds in the chatter
of sparrows

Simply Haiku, 10:3, Summer 2013

Asni Amin

all day winter rain...
scenes from the passing year
reflected in the pane

NeverEnding Story, March 25, 2014

Rebecca Drouilhet

summer sale
adjusting her bra
in the shop window

NeverEnding Story, March 31, 2014

Ignatius Fay

New surname
carved deeply into

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2012

David McMurray

face to face
with the wailing wall . . .
an empty bench

Mayfly, 53, 2012

Rita Odeh

in pine shade
for a while I forget
this life will end

Moonset, 7, 2010

Robert Epstein

cold front
the edges
of loneliness

NeverEnding Story, May 15, 2014

Polona Oblak

northern lights
just beyond the reach
of my walking stick

Haiku Canada Review, 8:1, February 2014


in the hot tub
my eyes on her floating breasts
hunter's moon

Honorable Mention, 2013 Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest

Neal Whitman

ocean of sand --
thousands of wind paths
within each grain

Wednesday Haiku, 184, July 2nd, 2014

Ken Sawitri

morning mist
how thin the veil
between here and gone

Modern Haiku, 44:1, Winter/Spring 2013

Munira Judith Avinger

In memory of Srebrenica victims

spring blossoms ...
Srebrenica fields silent
with the sky

Freedom in the Mist, 2013

Damir Janjalija

Indian summer --
a maple ablaze
over her headstone

3LIGHTS, Autumn 2009

Natalia Kuznetsova

I drive                         
into a eucharist
of rain

Bright Stars, 1, 2014

Carole Johnston

cherry blossoms --
a veteran repolishing
his medals

NeverEnding Story, August 31, 2015

Lavana Kray

full moon --
darkness flickers at each turn
of the prayer wheel

Under the Basho, 1,  Autumn 2013

Sonam Chhoki

spring breeze --
          I catch the tune
she leaves behind

Heron's Nest Award, 8:2,  Summer 2006

Kala Ramesh

on the tundra
caging a winter sky
caribou bones

Third Place, 2014 Hortensia Anderson Awards

Debbie Strange

blue and white sky
blue and white sea
wind herding mares’ tails

A Hundred Gourds, 3:1, December 2013

Pat Tompkins

between the cypress and the bell-tower
the cold blue sliced by swifts

Modern Haiku, 37:1, Winter/Spring 2006

John Kinory

moonbow ...
in a grain of wheat
a farmer’s song

2nd Place, 2014 International Matsuo Basho Award

Sandip Chauhan

winter solitude --
my breath
clouds the moon

Third Prize, 2012 Diogen Winter Haiku Contest

Nancy Nitrio

blue fairywren
lifting for a moment
a weight we carried

A Hundred Gourds, 2:2,  March 2013

Simon Hanson

Deep into winter
writing poems I can share
with no one  

First Prize, Key West Robert Frost Haiku Contest

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

Independence Day --
I let him touch
a little bit of me

Beyond the Reach of My Chopsticks, 2011

Fay Aoyagi

from a lifted oar
a shimmer connects the sky
and sunlit river

First Prize, 2009 Genkissu! Spirits Up! World Wide Hekinan Haiku Contest

Beverley George

the flutter
of a butterfly --
her first ballet

NeverEnding Story, September 18, 2014

Karen O’Leary

autumn chill
dialing her dead mother's number
by mistake

Close to the Wind, 2013 Haiku North America Anthology

Joan Prefontaine

the yard: a pile of tires, a baseball

yards & lots, 2012

Jack Galmitz

winter quilt
threads of conversation
between us 

Cattails, 1, January 2014

Anne Curran

autumn equinox
measuring nightfall
pumpkin by pumpkin

The Heron's Nest, 16:3, September 2014

Tash Adams

her shadow
his shadow
their shadow

paper wasp, 20:2, winter 2014

Cynthia Rowe

first light ...
slow to rise
a phoebe's tail

Biding Time: Selected Poems 2001-2013, 2013

H. Gene Murtha

falling leaves
how will I know
my time has come

Editor’s Choice, World Haiku Review, April 2012

Susan Constable

damp morning
a gray yard
before the robin

NeverEnding Story, November 29, 2014

Marion Clarke

sick in bed
the gap
between the curtains

Mayfly, 57, Summer 2014
Olivier Schopfer

In memory of Brian Zimmer

winter night
where the mists part
another star

NeverEnding Story, December 10, 2014


where forest was
the old map is thick
with dust

Tinywords, January 10, 2014

LeRoy Gorman

Fukushima --
a kingfisher catches
stained moonbeams

NeverEnding Story, December 14, 2014

Judit Katalin Hollos

It could be nothing
it could be something
winter darkness

First Place, 2013 Porad Haiku Award

Peggy Heinrich

bus stop
a plastic bag jellyfishing
in the breeze

Acorn, 33, 2014

Ben Moeller-Gaa

twilight moon --
a hole in the chestnut
fills with stars

2013 Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology

Pamela Cooper

mountain cabin ...
you, me
and the spiders

Asahi, May 2013

Gabriel Sawicki

milky way –
one by one fireflies
up the hill

First Place, 2014 Haiku "Aha" Moment Contest

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

bare branch
the shape of everything
but the bird

Modern Haiku, 45:1, Winter/Spring 2014

S.M. Abeles

rusted railway
a quick wind unzips
the grasses

The Heron’s Nest, 15:2, June 2013

Jan Dobb

a child fills his bucket
with sunset twinkle
from the peak of wave

The Mainichi, October 15, 2014

Goda V. Bendoraitiene

coming storm
less and less space
between us

Cattails, September 2014

Maria Tomczak

spring skies
even the crow's caw
full of light

NeverEnding Story, April 16, 2015

Kris Lindbeck

the stylist
rinses away
the sound of her voice

First Place, 2009 Gerald Brady Senryu Award

Barry George

still the same winter pond still

Mu, 4, 2012

Julie Warther

moss-covered rocks ...
mother never talks about
the one that died

First Place, 2010 Haiku Pen Contest

Irene Golas

the drip, drip, drip
of hometown memories ...
roof icicles

NeverEnding Story, May 17 2015

Marilyn Humbert

news of war
wrapped on a fish --
the smell lingers

Vanguard Haiku 2nd Place, World Haiku Review,  August2014

Carl Seguiban

one after the other
three crows become one
with the fog

Modern Haiku, 28:3, Fall 1997

Larry Kimmel

acres of darkness
outside, inside
then a firefly

Pail in Hand: 25 Haiku, 2000

Angelee Deodhar

origami moon…
so many lies tucked
into the night

Frozen Butterfly, 1, October 2014

Shloka Shankar

somewhere between
knowing and not
winter fog

Acorn, 32, Spring 2014

Maureen Virchau


  1. What a wonderful selection, Chen-ou - I'm honoured to be included with so many fine haiku poets :)


    1. Marion and Lavana:

      Thanks for your ongoing support of my project.

      And look forward to reading more of your work.

      Wishing you both a happy and creative 2016.


  2. Thank you so much, Chen-ou!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Dear Chen-ou,

    What a huge gift to be included in this anthology. I feel honored and blessed. You are such a gifted writer, one I've admired for a long time. Once the book is published, please send me an ad to include in Whispers' Ad column. Wishing you the best this New Year!

    In gratitude,

    1. Dear Karen:

      Thanks for sharing your fine work with NeverEnding Story readers.

      Look forward to reading more of your haiku.

      I wish you a happy and creative new year.


  4. I am honoured, Chen-ou.
    Thank you for those beautiful opportunities for my humble works to be reviewed.

    Wish you all the best.
    a bow,
    Ken Sawitri

    1. Dear ken:

      Thanks for your ongoing support of my project. And look forward to reading more of your work.

      Best wishes for a happy and creative new year.



  5. Awesome! Glad to be part of this wonderful project.
    Thank you, Chen-ou.



  6. Awesome! Glad to be part of this wonderful project.
    Thank you, Chen-ou.


  7. Trove of jewels~
    For you to savour~
    Lingering taste