Friday, January 8, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Sand Dunes Haiku by Renée Owen

English Original

sand dunes
by morning
a different dream

Third Place, 2015 Haiku Society of America Haiku Contest

Renée Owen

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Renée Owen’s first full-length collection, Alone on a Wild Coast, won a Snapshot Press Book Award and a Honourable Mention in the Haiku Foundation's 2014 Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards.  A psychotherapist and mixed-media artist, Renée enjoys performing her poetry for live audiences with her musician husband, Brian Foster

1 comment:

  1. Below is excerpted from Judges' commentary, accessed at

    “sand dunes” reminds us that our journey into consciousness is often preceded by a time of shifting awareness as we sleep. As the physical world takes shape, so do our desires and intentions. Abstractions become tangible and provide landmarks upon which we often stake our future hopes and dreams.