POEM TRANSLATION TANKA ECHOES 76 & 77

POEM TRANSLATION TANKA ECHOES 76 & 77

 

CANINE CONDUCT

(犬的品行)

lick, sniff and taste waste

掠過嗅髒味

dogs’ unquestioned loyalty

效忠的犬無置疑

smell dirt to track trail

嗅到髒痕迹

comical canine conduct

滑稽似犬的行為

four footed due to weak spine

四足由于脊柱弱

 

Kan responded to haiku 226 with a haiku thus:

 

Fork road to the right

三叉路傾右

Pave with peace, joy and friendship

和平与友善鋪路

Climbing Everest

攀登珠山峰

This is my response in a tanka:

 

DESPERATE DEMAGOGUE

(绝望的煽動)

 

 

trekking Everest

徒步游珠峰

fatal neuroeconomics

毁灭神经经济学

gamblers quirk of fate

赌徒命急转

high stake for senseless rewards

高险奖励無意義

doomed desperate demagogue

煽動者注定绝望

 

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 227: GO GAME

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 227: GO GAME

 

war is game of chess

patience and skills of players

bloody battles gone

 

friends sell you weapons

great trade gain in proxy wars

fools kill and be killed

 

envy and vengeance

overwhelmed by hurt and pride

unrest unaware

 

inflated image

confuse shadows for own size

time to tailor down

 

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 226

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 226

 

 

EMPIRE DREAMER

(帝國梦想家)

 

gravitate in air

移動天际中

conquest of yoga power

瑜伽力量的征服

majestic magic

宏偉的魔力

 

 

when show is over

當演出完结

charred corpses to feed eagles

烧焦尸体喂鹰皇

shame tag to the name

标記羞耻名

 

retreat is good grace

撤退是恩典

dead defeat is damned disgrace

死于失败咒丢臉

welfare beat warfare

福利搏兵戈

 

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 77: DESPERATE DEMAGOGUE

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 77: DESPERATE DEMAGOGUE

 

 

Kan responded to haiku 226 with a haiku thus:

 

Fork road to the right

Pave with peace, joy and friendship

Climbing Everest

 

This is my response in a tanka:

 

trekking Everest

fatal neuroeconomics

gamblers quirk of fate

high stake for senseless rewards

doomed desperate demagogue

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 226: EMPIRE DREAMER

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 226: EMPIRE DREAMER

 

gravitate in air

conquest of yoga power

majestic magic

 

when show is over

charred corpses to feed eagles

shame tag to the name

 

retreat is good grace

dead defeat is damned disgrace

welfare beat warfare

 

POEM TRANSLATION TANKA ECHOES 75

POEM TRANSLATION TANKA ECHOES 75

 

PLEDGE

(承諾)

 

 

all connect by pledge

承諾全联系

lone kid shows middle finger

孤獨兒童示中指

steals show from parade

窃显從游行

think and act within the box

思考行動框中里

no fun allow for bored child

無趣考虑無聊兒