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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Moon Haiku

For Christa Wolf
(18 March 1929 – 1 December 2011)

slanted moonlight
on The Quest for Christa T. ...

wailing siren

Published on World Kigo Database (Christa Wolf)

Note: Christa Wolf was one of Germany's most influential postwar writers, and her works have chronicled life in the former East Germany. She built her literary reputation with Divided Heaven, and The Quest for Christa T. successfully explored the tension between the harsh demands of society and the unquenchable desire of the protagonist for individuality.