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

Sunday, May 8, 2022

New Life

for courageous yet struggling Ukrainian mothers
and the newborns of war:
cellar shelter
her newborn suckles
in sleep

French translation by Serge Tomé

abri dans une cave
son nouveau-né tète
en dormant
smoke-filled sky
beyond the cellar window ...
look on her baby's face
night of artillery fire
her breastmilk runs dry

French translation by Serge Tomé

un autre
nuit de tirs d'artillerie
son lait maternel se tarit