Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Starlight Haiku by kjmunro

English Original

seeing the past
so clearly

Second Place, 2016 PORAD Contest


Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, kjmunro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada & an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has two leaflets with Leaf Press, & co-edited Body of Evidence: a collection of killer 'ku.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps this haiku struck me because I have recently had the pleasure of looking into our clear skies through a high-power telescope. I can’t imagine anyone who does that not being awed by the distances and elapsed times that are measured in hundreds of thousands of light-years. In this haiku the observer sees the distant celestial past via the dim starlight. Yet perhaps the faint glow of that starlight prompts a focus on the poet’s own past. Forgive me, please, but this is a stellar haiku!

    -- excerpted from the judge's comment, which can be accessed at https://sites.google.com/site/haikunorthwest/porad-haiku-award/2016-porad-award-winners