Treasure Island

Chenou Liu


'The Same Moon' Tanka


English Original:

the same moon
Li Po drank to
the same autumn
Tu Fu wrote of—
I alone change


French Translation by Mike Montreuil

la même lune
dont Li Po s'abreuvait
le même automne
que décrivait Tu Fu—
moi seul je change


first published in Gusts, # 10
showcased in New Special Feature: Canadian Tanka Poets in French and English and in Salamander Cove

Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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