Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Ice Angel Haiku by Rebecca Drouilhet

English Original

Christmas morning …
an ice angel's wings
bending the light

Rebecca Drouilhet

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Rebecca Drouilhet is a fifty seven year old retired registered nurse.  She first encountered and fell in love with haiku poetry when her mother used  it as part of her curriculum.  She taught classes for the intellectually gifted. Rebecca enjoy reading and writing haiku, playing word games and spending time with her large family.

Note: Two variants of this haiku and my detailed analysis can be found in To the Lighthouse: Re-examining the Concept and Practice of Cutting

1 comment:

  1. L1 successfully situates the haiku in a religio-cultural context that is richly textured. And the shift in Ls 2&3 makes the poem work emotionally and religiously effectively on two levels, literal and metaphoric (it’s because the theologically effective collocation of “Christmas,” “ice angel”, and “bending the light”)

    Note: According to the New Testament, especially to “John, 8:12," "“[Jesus is] the light of the world.”