Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snowy Dawn Haiku

snowy dawn...
bits of yesterday
cling to today

Third Place, Inaugural Janice M Bostok International Haiku Award

Judges’ Comments (by Jim Kacian and Cynthia Rowe)

This ties the natural world with the human -- we drag the dream world into the day with us, for a bit, even as our waking obscures that other “real” world we inhabit. At the same time, snow covers what we knew of the outside, but we recognizes it's still there, beneath the covering, evidenced by its shapes