Saturday, April 9, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Limestone Cave Haiku by Patricia Prime

English Original

limestone cave
through its entrance

Patricia Prime

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Patricia Prime is the co-editor of Kokako, reviews/interviews editor of Haibun Today, a reviewer and writer for Takahe and Atlas Poetica and has published haiku, tanka and haibun worldwide. Patricia recently published, with Giselle Maya (France) a collection of collaborative work called Shizuka. She was one of the editors of the world haiku anthology, A Vast Sky, and an editor of the Australian and New Zealand tanka collection, One Hundred Tanka by One Hundred Poets. Patricia’s interview conducted by editor, Mark Pirie is due to appear in the Mongolian publication World Poetry Almanac and can be read on the New Zealand Poetry Archive.

1 comment:

  1. A moment is keenly capture in this deceptively simple haiku with a clear-cut image that serves as a starting point for trains of thought. This beautiful poem reminds me of Plato's cave allegory.

    Note: "A limestone cave is most likely to contain beautiful cave formations. Also, the deepest and longest caves in the world are of this type, making them some of the most adventurous." excerpted from,