Inspired by Nabokov, haiku: NaPoWriMo Day 23

§ April 23rd, 2013 § Filed under haiku, life around us, NaPoWriMo, the creative process § Tagged , , § 1 Comment

Inspired by today’s Writer’s Almanac account of the life of Vladimir Nabokov.

The life Nabokov
dreamt of was of studious
lepidopterist

the long proboscis,
under Nabokov’s view glass
seeking nectar’s truth

study butterflies
methodically if you like
they flutter and float

butterfly scales weigh
the moment between two times
what was and will be.

One Response to “Inspired by Nabokov, haiku: NaPoWriMo Day 23”

  • Betty Mom says:

    Studying butterflies always seemed like an interesting thing. I love seeing them on flowers or flying by.

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