2014 Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peking Duck Haiku

evening breeze
the taste of Peking Duck
on her fingers

Cattails, 3, 2014

(Note: Peking duck, a dish that has been prepared since the imperial era, is considered a national dish of China)

Tit-for-Tat Tanka

my bony hand
writes tanka by itself
despite
the tit-for-tat
between heart and mind

Gusts, 20, Fall/Winter 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vampires Tanka

on her window
two shadows cuddle
in one embrace ...
like vampires sucking
blood from my memories

Gusts, 20, Fall/Winter 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Spring Breeze Tanka

I open windows
(another day no poem
written down,
only blocks of dead words)
and let the spring breeze in

Gusts, 20, Fall/Winter 2014

Old Clock Haiku

winter twilight
the "tick, tock, tick, tock"
of my old clock

PoemHunter, Sptember 20 2014