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

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mooncake Tanka

Father once said,
the foreign moon seems rounder
than the one at home ...

alone in this promised land
I bite into a mooncake

"True Home," Atlas Poetic Special Feature, 2016

Note:  Mooncake is the most popular and important food eaten during the Chinese Moon Festival, a harvest festival also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival,