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

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Selected Tanka: Chinese Silver Coin Tanka

Chinese silver coin
you handed me
as I left for Canada
lost to the sky --
the mid-autumn moon

Chrysanthemum, 7, April 2010

Note:  The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Chinese Moon Festival, is one of the most important annual festivals for the Chinese people. It takes place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and it's a day for family reunion.