Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 33 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' BUTTERFLY GOES TO SCHOOL(haiku sequence)


Butterfly in class
learns lessons along with kids.
Excellent student.

*

Butterfly in class
chats & flits around her head
reading her haiku.

*

Butterfly in class
hovers over Sumiyah
her beautiful thoughts

*

An alive haiku
butterfly sneaks into classes
becomes(now) our words.

*

Butterfly in class
chats & flits around her head
reading her haiku

*

Butterfly in class
plays on children's haiku
displayed around room

*

After teaching the children to count their way into an haiku...I wanted to get to the gist of an haiku...that sharpened moment of awareness...the stone of the idea sinking into the pond of the mind and sending out ripples of thought...when a butterfly presented itself in class and hover above the head of a student as she struggled with the concept. It was as if her thoughts had materialised above her head...it then flew to her haiku on the white board and fluttered over every word as if it were reading the words with its body...as if each word was a step it took to realisation. It was such a beautiful moment when the world and the world of words came together.

Submitted: Saturday, October 03, 2009
Edited: Sunday, October 18, 2009

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  • Gold Star - 10,119 Points Akhtar Jawad (9/28/2014 9:09:00 PM)

    A beautiful description of a colorful butterfly enjoying her firs experience of school. A nicely painted picture. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 703 Points Kelsi Brockway (3/21/2012 6:28:00 AM)

    I absoultley adore this poem and i am so glad that you explained it afterwards because it just makes it all the more beautiful! A total TEN! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 703 Points Patrick A. Martin (10/10/2009 3:56:00 AM)

    I'm glad you explained the story behind your writing this- on the other hand I wish you hadn't - but either way I enjoed these haiku.
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