Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU ECHOES 300

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU ECHOES 300

 

Mr. Kan responded to haiku 299 thus:

 

Secrets sealed in stones

秘封石頭上

Bumpy ride on cobbled street

騎在坎坷卵石道

Smooth pavement again

路面再平滑

 

 

This is my response:

 

GALL AND GUT

    ()

 

 

without gall to gain

无胆无获得

fat secrets slip out of gut

厚秘经肠道滑

not smooth on the street

路面缺和气

 

Note:

 

The translation of my haiku is hard, without understanding the pun. Malaysian readers will need to understand the physiology of gall bladder removal; and the pun of gall, gut, fat, smooth, burden of secrets etc.