Monday, February 6, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Death Anniversary Haiku by Christine L. Villa

English Original

tracing the cracks
on his leather chair ...
death anniversary

The Bluebird’s Cry, 2016

Christine L. Villa

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

找到裂縫 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

找到裂缝 ...

Bio Sketch

An animated story teller and an artist by nature, Christine L. Villa dabbles in children's writing, Japanese short-form poetry, and photography. She is the founder and editor of Frameless Sky -- a video journal showcasing poets, artists, and musicians in collaborative projects. She blogs her haiku, tanka, and haiga at Blossom Rain.


  1. The unexpected yet emotionally power closing line lifts the poem out of the ordinary, and on a second reading, the opening image of "cracks on his leather chair" successfully carries emotional weight and symbolic significance.

  2. Thank you for selecting this haiku from my book, The Bluebird's Cry. I thought I've already responded to this post. Just want to let you know that I really appreciate it. I also enjoy reading your blog from time to time.