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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winter Moonlight Tanka

on our last night
she says in a low voice,
I'm engaged ...
I trip over the slabs
of winter moonlight

Selected Tanka, Spent Blossoms: Tanka Society of America Members’ Anthology 2015

Note: Tanka Society of America's comment on its Facebook page: I love the last two lines of Chen's poem. Beliievable in a literal sense and powerful metaphorically