Daily Archives: May 28, 2018

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 303: REBIRTH OF A NATION

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 303: REBIRTH OF A NATION

 

prodigious princes

play phoney projects to loot

treasury trillions

 

cloak of corruption

cronyism in the country

towering taxes

 

power overthrown

nation on bankruptcy brink

soaring debt crisis

 

Note:

 

Malaysia is the only country that can overthrow a corrupt, racial and oligarchic government in an election, without bloodshed and the nation divided and bombed into smithereens. This troika is to salute that process.

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU 302

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU 302

 

Mr. Kan responded to haiku 301, thus:

 

Leave off fat and lamb

脱脂和羊羔

Live slim live clean live sixteen

活苗活净活十六

Life sans the bitter.

人生無苦涩。

 

This is my response in a haiku:

 

   GRIND

(研磨)

 

no grudges to grind

無甚怨恨磨

basal bile glide through the gut

基底胆汁通肠道

love is super spread

是超