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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Selected Tanka: Leda and the Swan Tanka

tourists crowd
around Leda and the Swan
I wonder
if our first kiss
was a real one

Atlas Poetica, 10, Fall 2011

Note: Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology.  In the form of a swan, the god Zeus, seduces Leda.