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Noonday Heat Haiku into Never Ending Story

Chen-ou said:

L1 effectively establishes the seasonal and thematic context while the visually and emotionally resonant verb in L2 enhances the “hai” aspect of the poem.


Ken Sawitri_Indian Kukai_Never ending Story 013 @StoryHaikuTanka 4Retweets 5Likes

Chen-ou Liu @StoryHaikuTanka 26 July 2016 • 4 Retweets • 5 Likes


noonday heat
a breeze peels
the onion seller’s skirt


Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)



Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)

Published for the 4th time in Never Ending Story: first English-Chinese bilingual haiku and tanka blog, July 26th, 2016
Selected and translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

Published for the 3rd time in Living Haiku Anthology, July 18th, 2016
Selected by Don Baird

Published for the 2nd time in Failed Haiku – A Journal of English Senryu, Premiere Issue,  January 1st, 2016
Selected by Michael Rehling

Published for the 1st time in Published for the 1st time in  Indian Kukai 9 (Onion), February 16th, 2015
Selected by Vinay Leo R.


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