Sunday, January 17, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Pierced Rock Haiku by Liette Janelle

English Original

Pierced Rock
where all thoughts pass
sitting in the cold water

First Prize, 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest

Liette Janelle

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Liette Janelle was born in Montréal and lives in Boucherville, Québec.  She has been writing haiku in French and English for ten years, and her haiku have been included in numerous anthologies and have received many awards. She is a member of Haiku Canada and of Gong in France. She loves to take part in projects and finds herself working with wonderful writers.

1 comment:

  1. Below is excerpted from the judge's comment by Toru Haga:

    Liette Janelle’s composition suggests circumstances marked by years of meditation. Poetic expression here wells up like pure water from a cavern, and the spirit that seeks it is wonderful and rare.

    Note: "Percé Rock (French Rocher Percé, "pierced rock") is a huge sheer rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada, off Percé Bay. Percé Rock appears from a distance like a ship under sail.It is one of the world's largest natural arches located in water and is considered a geologically and historically rich natural icon of Quebec." -- excerpted from the Wikipedia entry, "Percé Rock" (Pierced Rock)