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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lake Haiku

a maple leaf
drifting across the moon
alone at the lake

Published in the Asahi Haikuist Network (Sep. 21, 2012)

Editor’s Comment:

Having enjoyed moon-viewing in Taiwan and knowing the harvest moon--the most beautiful moon of the year--will soon rise, Chen-ou Liu might be reflecting on his emigration to Canada. The single maple leaf floating over the moon’s reflection on the lake could represent his Canadian identity.