Sunday, January 14, 2024

Butterfly Dream: Grey Day and Desire Haiku by Ignatius Fay

English Original

another grey day
a desire to fly south
with the geese

moving forward, 2020

Ignatius Fay

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified) 


Bio Sketch

Ignatius Fay was a retired invertebrate paleontologist. His poems has appeared in many of the most respected online and print journals, including The Heron’s NestModern HaikuArs 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 was the editor of the Haiku Society of America Bulletin

1 comment:

  1. L1 sets the tone and mood while migratory flight in Ls 2&3, physiologically demanding and biologically driven, is used to put a special emphasis on the N's unwavering desire (because of L1? symbolized as the N's life circumstances)

    And it might be interesting to do a thematic comparison reading of my haiku below:

    southbound geese ...
    I left home
    to find home

    Revision, The Heron’s Nest, 16:3, September 2014