Saturday, December 31, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Midnight Countdown Haiku by Ignatius Fay

English Original

from the kitchen
the snap of a mousetrap
midnight countdown

Ignatius Fay

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Ignatius Fay is a retired invertebrate paleontologist. His poems have appeared in many of the most respected online and print journals, including The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, Ars Poetica, Gusts, Chrysanthemum and Eucalypt. Books: Breccia (2012), a collaboration with fellow haiku poet, Irene Golas; Points In Between (2011), an anecdotal history of his first 23 years. He is the new editor of the Haiku Society of America Bulletin. Ignatius resides in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

1 comment:

  1. The contrast of sounds between the two parts of the poem effectively enhances the "hai" (comic) aspect of this new year's eve haiku.

    Wishing you a happy and rat-free new year :-)