Saturday, March 1, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Pond Haiku by Alegria Imperial

English Original

still pond --
not a hole in the sky
I swallowed

Notes from the Gean, 17, March 2013

Alegria Imperial

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

平靜池塘 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

平静池塘 --

Bio Sketch

Alegria Imperial’s haiku for Haiku Foundation’s 2012 Haiku Competition was Commended in the traditional category. She has also won honorable mentions in the 2007 Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Festival Invitational Haiku and her tanka adjudged Excellent, 7th International Tanka Festival Competition 2012. Her poetry have been published in international journals among them A Hundred Gourds, The Heron’s Nest, LYNX, Notes from the Gean, eucalypt and GUSTS. Formerly of Manila Philippines, she now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

(Editor's Note: This is the last haiku selected for the 2013 translation project)

1 comment:

  1. Alegria employs the technique of imagistic fusion to play deftly with her reader's expectations.