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Lotus Root Digging Haiku into Never Ending Story

Chen-ou said:

“The theme-setting L1 refers to the backbreaking work from sunrise to sunset that lotus growers dig up the muddy lotus roots and wash them by hand. Ls 2&3 make this poem effective as a haiku with an aesthetic focus on the ‘hai’.”


Chen-ou Liu @StoryHaikuTanka 20 August 2014 3 retweets 3 likes

lotus root digging —
my son’s advice
for anger management
Chinese Translation (Traditional)

挖蓮藕 —

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

挖莲藕 —

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)
Published for the 2nd time in Never Ending Story: first English-Chinese bilingual haiku and tanka blog on August 19th, 2014
Selected, polished and translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu
Published for the 1st time in European Quarterly Kukai 4 Winter 2013
Organized by Robert Kania and Krzysztof Kokot

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