A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Archive for Butterflies and Moths


Bright wings hovering
Early-rising hummingbird
Or late-night sphinx moth?



Tiger swallowtail
Flapping through the dappled shade
Chasing summer’s end.


Orange and black tide
Red Admiral butterflies
Migrate up the coast.

Geometrid II

Undulating loops
Measuring the maple tree
An inchworm ascends.

Rite of Spring

Two white butterflies
Meeting over the meadow
Whirl into a dance.

Harbinger II

Fall’s herald angel
The first migrating monarch
Soars on gilded wings.

Polistes III

Hunting paper wasps
Creeping through the undergrowth
Caterpillar, climb!