Friday, March 29, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Winter Narcissus Haiku by Beverly Acuff Momoi

 English Original

winter narcissus
in the window
bending to catch her reflection
Modern Haiku, Summer 2010

Beverly Acuff Momoi

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Beverly Acuff Momoi’s poems have been published widely, appearing in such journals as Acorn, A Hundred Gourds, American Tanka, Eucalypt, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Ribbons, and Simply Haiku. Her haibun collection, Lifting the Towhee's Song, is a 2011 Snapshot Press eChapbook Award winner and is freely available online at:

1 comment:

  1. Beverly's haiku is a beautifully-crafted "Ichibutsu Shitate" (one-scene/image/theme/object haiku), a "single-object poem, which [focuses] on a single topic and in which the [haiku flows] smoothly from start to finish, without leap or gap found in the "composition poem" (that reads a poem with two juxtaposed images/topics...; "Traces of Dreams," p. 111). For more info. see To the Lighthouse: Re-examining the Concept and Practice of Cutting,

    The symbolically rich jux. of "narcissus" and "reflection" and the emotionally effective use of a seasonal reference lift the poem up a notch.