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

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Caw-Caw-Caw Tanka

crows caw-caw-caw
in the front yard maple ...
ten years of my tongue
acclimating to the way
my white neighbor speaks English

FYI: See my "To the Lighthouse," post, A Rhetoric Device, Onomatopoeia (where a word mimics the actual sound one hears)