Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Mother’s Blanket Haiku by Rachel Sutcliffe

English Original

mother’s blanket
the worn corners
of warmth

First Place, 2017 Hortensia Anderson Haiku Contest

Rachel Sutcliffe


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

媽媽的毯子
感受到它的磨損角邊
的溫暖

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

妈妈的毯子
感受到它的磨损角边
的温暖


Bio Sketch

Rachel Sutcliffe had suffered from a serious immune disorder for over 16 years; throughout  this time writing had been her therapy, and it kept her from going insane! She was an active member of the British Haiku Society and had been published in various journals including  Prune Juice, Failed Haiku and Hedgerow.

1 comment:

  1. L1 sketches a domestic scene of one everyday (Mother's) object while the visually and emotionally evocative image of Ls 2&3 hints at the speaker's attachment.

    What's left unsaid is at least as potent as what's said.

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