Two butterflies dance
one flirting, then the other
Suddenly they part
On writing Haiku—
What excites me is the search for the right word to fit the three-line (5,7,5 syllables) pattern of traditional Haiku. Finding words that both capture the thought and at the same time set it free is exhilarating. Such simplicity. And such potential depth. A brief poem that-like a snapshot-captures a moment in time, a view, a feeling, a perspective, a deepening awareness.
—Sydna Altschuler Byrne
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About the Author
Sydna's previous publications include Wings That Wait (poetry chapbook) and Foods From Mother Earth (co-author, vegetarian cookbook). Theater productions include one-act plays produced by StageWorks ("The Second Arrow"and "Studying Crows") as well as her adaptation for the stage of the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper,'' co-produced by the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center.
Sydna has two degrees from Boston University (BA, American Literature; MS, Journalism). A native New Englander, she lives in Poughkeepsie, NY, with her husband, William. They have two loving children and four lively grandchildren.