Friday, December 24, 2021

Butterfly Dream: Jingle Bells Haiku by Marion Alice Poirier

English Original

an old man
stares into the bar mirror ...
jingle bells

Marion Alice Poirier

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Marion Alice Poirier is a lifetime resident of Boston, MA. She began writing haiku in 2001 and eventually began to teach haiku in workshops on Poetry Circle and Emerging Poets. She also write short poetry and have been published in on-line haiku and short poetry journals like Tinywords, Hedgerow and The Heron's Nest.

1 comment:

  1. A sense of loneliness conveyed in the opening image of Ls 1&2 is enhanced by one of the best-known and most commonly sung American Christmas songs in the world, L3: jingle bells, ironically one of the first songs to "broadcast from space" on December 16, 1965

    What's left unsaid in this Christmas haiku is at least as potently poignant as what's said.

    And it might be interesting to do a comparative reading of the following haiku:

    bar lights
    the darkness in
    her eyes

    Under the Basho, 2017

    Ben Moeller-Gaa

    Marion's heart-wrenching haiku reminds me of the following remark:

    Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.

    -- Jimmy Cannon