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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Communal Meal Tanka

laundry flapping
in the summer wind
a circle of men
at a communal meal
in the Alfama street

Atlas Poetica, 19, 2014

Note:  The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, now crowded with migrants. It contains many historical attractions, as well as an abundance of Fado bars and restaurants.