a small coffin
on father’s other arm
the mourning cloak
na drugim ramieniu ojca
Comment by Guest Editor Craig Kittner:
"Marta Chocilowska tells us much with very little. By the words she chose, we can surmise that the narrator is holding onto her father’s other arm, and (since the coffin is small) that she is a child and the deceased is her sibling. The juxtaposition of this sad scene with the beauty of the aptly named butterfly provides a rich experience".
Comment by Alan Summers
Haiku Dialogue — What’s at Hand: theme : a colorful insect.