MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU- ECHOES 180: RESTLESSNESS

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU- ECHOES 180: RESTLESSNESS

 

YC. Kan responded to Saudade in a haiku:

 

Pining thoughts forlorn

Dreams like smoke that wafts to churn

Windmills in the mind

 

This is my response in a haiku/senryu: RESTLESSNESS

 

mood and mind change

conditions to trigger flow

nothing permanent

 

 

POEM TRANSLATION: NIGHTMARES

POEM TRANSLATION: NIGHTMARES

 

Kan commented on Ghost Town with a haiku/senryu thus:

 

Stretch of terrace homes

伸展在陽台

Neighbours gaze fixedly odd

鄰居奇怪地凝視

Morning zombies rite

朝上出殯禮

 

This is my response in a tanka: Nightmares (夢魘)

 

borrow and buy craze

借和購热潮

joy ride in hot air balloon

喜悅乘坐熱氣球

speculators’ dream

投機人的夢

burst and clash in zombie land

衝突破開僵尸地

nightmares: wake up sedatives

惡夢:醒来镇静剂

POEM TRANSLATION: AGE QUAKE

POEM TRANSLATION: AGE QUAKE

 

AGE QUAKE: A SONNET

(年龄地震): 四行詩

 

Hidden behind the Botox and face mask;

桿菌毒素隐藏在臉膜後;

A modern taboo, sensitive to ask.

現代的避諱,靈敏的詢問。

It involves more than figures and numbers;

其涉及多個图像和數字;

A trip ride you forget and remember.

一個旅行,你忘却或記得。

 

Changes and transformation all the way;

人隨歲月不断變化轉型;

Pray to stay at best, nature cannot sway.

最好的祈禱,自然不搖擺。

More fear than death, aging is a stigma;

比死更害怕,老化是憾事;

Terror on mirror, trauma is drama.

惊怕在鏡中,外傷戲劇化。

 

Age is as old as you are, felt or think;

齡如你同大,感覺或思考;

Peeling vanity, live to shine or sink.

剝去浮華,活為發光下沉。

The body does not aged and fall the same;

身體老化樣和下降不同;

Face is young, energy decline, knee lame.

臉是年輕,体能衰退,膝痛。

 

Wig, dentures, hearing aids, and walking frame;

假髮、假牙、助聽器,步行架;

Aging well is living, no shame in game.

好老生活,游戲中無羞愧。

 

 

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 40: NIGHTMARES

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 40: NIGHTMARES

 

Kan commented on Ghost Town with a haiku/senryu thus:

 

Stretch of terrace homes

Neighbours gaze fixedly odd

Morning zombies rite

 

 

This is my response in a tanka: Nightmares

 

borrow and buy craze

joy ride in hot air balloon

speculators’ dream

burst and clash in zombie land

nightmares: wake up sedatives

 

 

GHOST TOWN

GHOST TOWN

 

not exactly a ghost town

a crowded concrete forest

shop lots, apartments blocks and houses

perch around low terraced slopes

in circular fashion

circle around circle

with lakes and landscapes

tall untrimmed grasses

all new

unoccupied

few vehicles around

no strayed dogs and cats

all carry postal

sales or rent

in the vicinity

more new constructions

blooming property market

dark gloomy clouds overhead

quiet as cemetery