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

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Awkward Silence Tanka

three words
then an awkward silence
between us...
the woodpecker's knock
echoing through the trees

German Translation by Tony Böhle

drei Worte
und dann ein betretenes
Schweigen zwischen uns…
das Klopfen des Spechts
hallt durch die Bäume

Featured Poet, Einunddreissig, November 2015