Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NeverEnding Story, January 2014

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

on father's coffin
the cowboy hat and polished boots
of a prairie Gael
the skirling pipes
that sing him home

Skylark, Volume 1, Number 2, Winter 2013

Chen-ou's comment

Through well-chosen and ethno-socio-cultural details ("the cowboy hat and and polished boots,"prairie Gael" and "skirling pipes"), Debbie skillfully tells a heartfelt story about who the speaker's father was.

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