Sunday, September 28, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Jury Room Haiku by Cynthia Gallaher

English Original

jury room ...
an airplane splits
the winter sky

Cynthia Gallaher

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

陪審團房間 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

陪审团房间 ...

Bio Sketch

Cynthia Gallaher is the author of three collections of poems and two chapbooks. The Chicago Public Library lists her among its "Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets." She has started writing haiku over the last few years and frequents Lee Gurga's Chicago Haiku Study Group, as well as haiku workshops, retreats and festivals that take place at Foundry Books in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

  1. L 1 establishes the thematic context of the poem while Ls 2&3 enhance the tone and mood, and Cynthia's well-chose verb adds emotional weight to the poem.

    This haiku reminds me of 12 Angry Men.

    Note: Below is excerpted from the Wikipedia entry, 12 Angry men:

    Twelve Angry Men is a drama written by Reginald Rose concerning the jury of a homicide trial. It was broadcast initially as a television play in 1954. The following year it was adapted for the stage, and in 1957 was made into a highly successful film. Since then it has been adapted, remade, and homaged numerous times.