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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Shingled House Tanka

a shingled house
this small patch of Canada
to which I lay claim --
in a corner of my mind
Ilha Formosa echoes

Skylark 3:1, Summer 2015

Note: In 1544, a Portuguese ship sighted the main island of Taiwan and named it "Ilha Formosa," which means “Beautiful Island.”