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

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Lone Hiker and Hermit Thrush's Song Tanka

written on Earth Day and for Percy Bysshe Shelley: 

Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs --
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress its music.

hiking alone
on this wooded trail
in dappled sunlight
I am lost ... but for
the hermit thrush's song