Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Ashes Haiku by Sylvia Forges-Ryan

English Original

scattering his ashes            
the moon              
in bits and pieces

First Prize, 1993 Harold G. Henderson Award

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch  

Sylvia Forges-Ryan is internationally known for her poetry in Japanese forms, including haiku, senryu, tanka and renku, which have been translated into numerous languages. Her awards include a Grand Prix Poetry Prize from the Atomic Bomb Memorial Committee, Kyoto, Japan, The R.H. Blyth Award from the World Haiku Society, the Harold G. Henderson Award, and First Place in both the Ukiah Haiku Festival Contest and in the Robert Frost Haiku Competition. She is  co-author of Take a Deep Breath: The Haiku Way to Inner Peace, published in hardcover by Kodansha International, with a Russian translation published by Sophia Press. and a paperback edition from Apocryphile Press. From 1991 through 1993 she was the Editor of Frogpond, the international journal of the Haiku Society of America.   

1 comment:

  1. The shift in theme and imagery is poignant, and L3 reinforces the power, thematic and emotive, of L1.

    This is an excellent example of demonstrating the art of jux (cutting and joining).