Monday, January 2, 2012

Chen-ou Liu: New Year

 Photo by N A Sirkhan




New Year
a dewdrop holding
the morning sun
Chen-ou Liu





This wonderful New Year's greeting arrived in my inbox yesterday from the poet Chen-ou Liu, who lives in Canada.  I asked his gracious permission to share it blog readers here and he was kind of enough to grant it.






if someone asks
answer: it's a dewdrop
OK?
Issa
translated by David G. Lanoue







 Photo by Rick Lamesa
 
 
 
 
 
 
best,
Don



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19 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Very nice. One to remember.

donnafleischer said...

New Year
a dewdrop holding
the morning sun

Chen-ou Liu

What else is there to say? Went straight to the core.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Charles.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Donna, isn't this exactly it? Don

snowbird said...

Don, I wanted to share this on FB but was advised that it had been blocked as abusive.

leaky trailer
if someone asks
it's a dewdrop

I'm so glad for your blog....in gratitude Merrill

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

And Merrill I am so very, very glad that you would post it here! (and that you are here). Don

Alan Summers said...

Nice pairing of Chen-ou with Issa. Loved both haiku! :-)

Alan, With Words

aditya said...

Straight to the core as Donna says. Beautiful.

sounds
of new year fireworks-
father snoring

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Alan,

Glad you liked the one-two combo.

best,
Don

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Aditya:

I think that may have been me snoring that you heard half a world away.

Glad you liked the poem. Cheers!

Don

Chen-ou Liu, 劉鎮歐 said...

Don, Charles, Donna, Merrill, Alan, Aditya:

Glad you all like my New Year haiku. Thanks for your encouraging comments.

I wish you and yours all the best in 2012.


Merrill:

I like your dewdrop haiku, L3 is unexpected yet powerful

Aditya:

Your haiku gives me a chuckle. Thanks for sharing.

Chen-ou

snowbird said...

Dear Chen-ou, I hope your double new years will be good to you and each passing day will leave a gift. Many thanks for your kind words...the haiku came from a juxtaposition of events on the day I wrote it... but the coming together of the event an Issa's dew drop haiku brought me peace and I thought it a good place to share it under your marvelous haiku. I enjoy your haiku often. Many thanks, Merrill

snowbird said...

Dear Chen-ou, May the new year be good to you. Thank you for your kind words as your haiku brought insight into the true nature of things.... Many thanks, Merrill

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Tip o' the hat, Chen-ou, thanks again for helping start the new year off right here.

And, Merrill, so very well said.

Don

Köy Deli, C.S.E; NVQ said...

A lovely haiku to augur in the New Year chen-ou : and beautiful combo with images and haiku Don . . .

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Köy, much appreciated. Don

G.R. LeBlanc said...

A beautiful image, Chen-ou. Well done!

Gisele

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Gisele:

Thanks - very glad you liked ...

Don

aditya said...

Late in catching up on the follow up comments. Thank you Chen-ou.

Like Merrill I'm only more pleased to share it under your marvelous haiku.