Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Haiku; by who?

......Yellow butterfly
fluttering—fluttering on
......over the ocean.

The best haiku ever (at least in translation)—I read it years ago and cannot now recall who wrote it (and Google was unusually unenlightening); does anyone out here know?

1 comment:

Jeff said...

That's wonderful. No idea who wrote it, but it's great, the image of a butterfly over the ocean. It makes me wish I could paint-- I can just see the smooth sweep of wings a mirror image of the smooth sweep of waves.