The Touch of a Butterfly



long after it leaves my arm, I still feel its footprints the butterfly

"Though We Don’t Hold On Haiku"

by Rosemerry Trommer


I feel so fortunate to have found the poetry of Rosemerry Trommer along my mindful living path. Each day she offers a new poem on her website.


Today's poem is in the traditional form of short poetry called Haiku, which originated in Japan.

Though it is short, the feeling lingers.

If you'd like to try writing a poem in this short poetry format, the rules are simple:


Traditional Haiku Structure

There are only three lines, totaling 17 syllables.

The first line is 5 syllables.

The second line is 7 syllables.

The third line is 5 syllables like the first.


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