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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tanka about Death Dancing

death tap dances
across the attic floor --
one by one
I jot down love tanka
from a long-gone past

Poetry Nook, 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grovestone Tanka

I see
my name through the moss
on the gravestone...
waking to the darkness
in a leaky attic

Poetry Nook, 6, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nostalgia Tanka

my Chinese world
confined in an attic
with English words
I excavate the interior
world of nostalgia

Poetry Nook, 6, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Owl Haiku

an owl's hooting ...
the rise and fall of voices
from a lumber camp

Kokako, 20, April 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Tanka about Hometown Memories

hometown memories
floating on a river of time
slip away
into the foggy distance…
a sand gull lost in the sky

Kokako, 20, April 2014

Lotus Leaf Tanka

spring dewdrops
float on a lotus leaf…
the reality
that I will surely die,
that I already have

Kokako, 20, April 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Elliptical Thoughts Haiku

elliptical thoughts
of what could have happened ...
winter drizzle

2014 Haiku Canada Anthology