Thursday, July 14, 2016

NeverEnding Story, July 2016

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

empty nest
on the for sale sign
mourning doves

Selected Haiku
2015 Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest

Chen-ou Liu's comments:

Technically speaking, L1, "empty nest," provides a "scent link" (in Basho's sense of the phrase) to L3, "mourning doves." And the doves' soft, drawn-out calls effectively enhances the tone and mood of the poem.

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