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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Life in Transition, A Tanka Prose

ten-lide ticket
to Toronto ...
in the booth
what did you say
echoing and echoing

I try to speak like you in order to be able to speak with you. But, to your Canadian eyes, I look just like one of the Chinese coolies who laid the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and who were cropped out of the ceremony photo.

Haibun Today, 8:2, June 2014