Friday, September 4, 2009


I am always encouraged  by the gentle prose of Haiku.   This is my ATC entited ' Butterfly"  which is beautifully illustrated through the ancient haiku of  ' Kaga no Chiyo".( 1703-1775)

Chiyo-ni  is considered one of the foremost  women haiku poets of Japan . She studied under two masters, who themselves, apprenticed with the great  male poet, Basho, who  ironically had  set down rules that forebade male haiku poets from befriending female haiku poets. History does have a sense of humour... Today, most Haiku masters are respectfully women !!!

" A Butterfly--
What dream
is making your wings flutter?"

" Butterfly --
you also get mad
some days."

" What the butterfly
wants to say --
only this movement
of its wings."
This is one of  four new ATC's   commissioned and set to Haiku prose...  ENJOY !!!

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