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

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Pain from an Old Wound

A Tanka Sequence

Nostalgia gains momentum
from Taiwan to Toronto
I'm its colonial subject

my dog
seems to know the length
of its leash
I have no clue
how to measure Nostalgia

go back
to where you came from
Nostalgia screams ...
one kick after another
I see Bruce Lee in the mirror

NeverEnding Story, October 29, 2014

Note: Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American actor, and he is highly regarded by many commentators and fans as the most influential martial artist of modern times.