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Street Cars Haiku into Never Ending Story

Chen-ou said:

Ken’s use of the type II cutting technique (“a division of Yin[“silence”]and Yang” [“whirring”]) is visually and emotionally effective, and her verb choice (“snatches”) deepens the emotional/psychological impact of the poem.”



whirring street cars —

a bell cricket snatches

the silence


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

大街汽車的塵囂 —




Chinese Translation (Simplified)

大街汽车的尘嚣 —




Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)
Published for the 2nd time in Never Ending Story: first English-Chinese bilingual haiku and tanka blog, on December 18th, 2016
Selected and translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

Published for the 2nd time in Ardea, the multilingual short-form poetry journal Issue 5 on September 28th, 2015
Selected by John Kinory

Published for the 1st time in Cattails, collected works of the UHTS, January 2015 Edition on January 1st, 2015
Selected by an’ya


Chen-ou Liu @StoyHaikuTanka December 17th, 2016


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