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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chinatown Haiku

winter twilight ...
passing through Chinatown
thoughts of home deepen


Acorn, 40, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Selected Tanka: Iron Fists Tanka

his iron fists
shattered those summer nights...
her memories
come as if reflected
in the splintered glass


Cattails, 2, May 2014

Selected Tanka: New Year’s Sunrise Tanka

New Year’s sunrise  ...
I see in the mirror
the face
I was afraid of
as a teenager

Bright Stars, II, 2014

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Selected Tanka: Breast Surgery Tanka

after breast surgery
we struggle for words
to fill the silence
she says they’ll never sag
as I see cut roses in a vase

Bright Stars, II, 2014

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Selected Tanka: Shooting Star Tanka

that moonless night
my girlfriend and I trailed
a shooting star...
passing by each other now
we leave footprints in new snow

Ribbons, 10:1, Winter 2014