Saturday, March 27, 2021

Butterfly Dream: Exam Silence Haiku by LeRoy Gorman

English Original

exam silence 
chalkdust settles 
in the sun

The Loose Thread, 2001

LeRoy Gorman

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

LeRoy Gorman lives in Napanee, Ontario. His poetry, much of it minimalist and visual, has appeared in publications and exhibitions worldwide. He is the author of two dozen poetry books and chapbooks. He is also the winner of the 2017 Dwarf Stars Award

1 comment:

  1. In this highly relatable shasei haiku about pre-Internet school life, s sense of tranquility is effectively conveyed through concrete, reverberating images of exam silence and settled chalkdust.

    And my tanka below is a personal reflection on this life.

    in twilight
    my childhood classroom ...
    the blackboard
    holds the lingering scent
    of chalk and time

    A Hundred Gourds, 4:1, December 2014