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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cricket Song Haiku

the wake
of cricket song ...
stillness


A Deeper Silence, 2018

Note: My poem was written in response to the following haiku by Leonard Cohen (1934-2016):

Leonard Cohen’s well-known “Summer Haiku” was written in North Hatley, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, and dedicated to his friends, Frank and Marian Scott.

"Summer Haiku"

silence
and a deeper silence
when the crickets
hesitate