Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Butterfly Dream: Migrating Eels Haiku by Lorin Ford

English Original

migrating eels
the warp and the weave
of creek water

Presence, 54, February 2016

Lorin Ford

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Lorin Ford has written haiku since 2004. Selections of her haiku are anthologized in, eg. Haiku in English, Where the River Goes , Haiku 21 and Nest Feathers. Her book, a wattle seedpod (PostPressed 2008) won a first place in the HSA Merit Book Awards. Her e-chapbook, A Few Quick Brushstrokes,was a 2011 Snapshot Press winner.

1 comment:

  1. An energetic moment is keenly captured in this imagistic haiku with great, concrete visuals.

    FYI: "Once [eels] recruit to coastal areas, they migrate up rivers and streams, overcoming various natural challenges — sometimes by piling up their bodies by the tens of thousands to climb over obstacles — and they reach even the smallest of creeks."