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

Monday, July 16, 2018

Homeland Tanka

over a wedge
of Canada geese
the airplane
bound to Formosa
the homeland I left

Skylark, 6:1, Summer 2018

Note: In 1544, a Portuguese ship sighted the main island of Taiwan and named it "Ilha Formosa," which means “Beautiful Island.”