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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Starless Night Tanka

this starless night ...
I dwell in a time zone
of loneliness
without a before,
an after or a when

Skylark 2:2, winter 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ferguson, A Day to Remember

a haiku sequence for Frances Henry & Carol Tator, authors of The Colour of Democracy

sirens blazing ...
Black Lives Matter
scribbled in red

the silence between
a line of white police
and rows of black protesters

I have a dream ...
a zigzagging line
of blood


NeverEnding Story, November 25 2015

Immigration Haiku Set

[North] American literature has always been immigrant.
-- Salman Rushdie


the Kodak smile
of a new immigrant
first snowflakes

misty Canada Day
three immigrant children
build a sandcastle

NeverEnding Story, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

I dream therefore I am

a solo somonka for all would-be/depressed poets

their fingers grasp
toward me for a handshake
or a touch ...
the poster A Poet's View sways
in my midsummer dream

I have a dream
lingering in my mind:
men and women
stand in vigil at TV shops
watching my funeral

NeverEnding Story, October 23, 2014