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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Selected Haiku: Mother Tongue Haiku

Pacific shore...
a tidal wave speaking
my mother tongue

Wednesday Haiku, May 30, 2012

Commentary by aditya: Chen-ou Liu's haiku moved me on a personal level, English not being my own mother language. But of course.. the diasporic element (Pacific shore/a tidal wave..) present in his haiku makes it even more engaging.

And this is a sweet sweet picture with yr mother.

Also the work reminds me of another gem by Issa:

home village --
mother's cloth-pounding
faintly heard