Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Pine Shadows Haiku by Sylvia Forges-Ryan

English Original

Winter afternoon
pine shadows deepen
the pond's stillness

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Sylvia Forges-Ryan recently won Third Prize in the 2014 Robert Frost Poetry Contest for her poem, "On a Berkshire Hill". Her book, Take a Deep Breath: The Haiku Way to Inner Peace, which won an R. H. Blyth Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books in Haiku Literature from the World Haiku Review in 2013, was selected for permanent inclusion in the American Literature Collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

1 comment:

  1. L1 establishes the seasonal and emotional context while Ls 2&3 enhance the tone and mood of the poem. And technically speaking, in this pensive haiku, the visual image, “pine shadows,” is described with a kinesthetic term, “stillness.” This “transference of the senses” ("synaesthesia") leaves interpretative space for the reader's imagination.

    Note: for more info. about synaesthesia, see "To the Lighthouse: A Rhetorical Device, Synaesthesia," http://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.ca/2014/10/to-lighthouse-synaesthesia-transference.html