Monday, August 18, 2014

Old Guitar Tanka on NeverEnding Story

     What a special treat! I thought I only have one big news to share today, but just a few minutes ago, I received an email from Chen-ou Liu. He informed me that my old guitar tanka, the poem that won 2nd place at the Diogen Winter Haiku Contest 2012, is up today. 

winter moonlight
on his old guitar ...
once again 
I hear him sing
our favorite song

     Chen-ou's comment:

    The upper verse sets the thematic context while the tonal shift in the lower verse, combined with the effective use of "once again," enhances the emotionally suggestive power of the poem.

     To see Chen-ou's two Chinese translations under the section One Man's Maple Moon, click here

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