Thursday, September 11, 2014

Butterfly Dream: Winter Haiku by Sylvia Forges-Ryan

English Original

Deep into winter
writing poems I can share
with no one   

First Prize, Key West Robert Frost Haiku Contest

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Sylvia Forges-Ryan recently won Third Prize in the 2014 Robert Frost Poetry Contest for her poem, "On a Berkshire Hill". Her book, Take a Deep Breath: The Haiku Way to Inner Peace, which won an R. H. Blyth Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books in Haiku Literature from the World Haiku Review in 2013, was selected for permanent inclusion in the American Literature Collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

1 comment:

  1. On first reading, L1 sets the seasonal context while Ls 2&3 enhance the tone and mood of the poem. On second reading, L1 works well on two levels, literal and metaphoric, and the opening word adds emotional weight and psychological depth to the poem.