Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Butterfly Dream: No Way Out Haiku by LeRoy Gorman

English Original

no way out
Death’s at the door
demanding candy

The Heron's Nest, 12:1, March 2010

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 collections 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. Below is excerpted from "Nest Feathers – Selected Haiku from the First 15 Years of The Heron’s Nest," reviewed by Rodney Williams (A Hundred Gourds, 5:3, June 2016)

    Moving our focus back up to Canada, we likewise find a shift in theme, again discerning a sense of charm in response to children – offset by a bleak humour – this time in relation to Halloween:

    no way out
    Death’s at the door
    demanding candy

    - LeRoy Gorman (Volume 12, Number 1, 2010)

    While the inevitability of mortality is ironically seen as being just as inescapable (‘no way out’) as the obligation to provide candy to children trick-or-treating ‘at the door’