俳句中文 – paiju zhongwen

Below is a Chinese haiku, or paiju zhongwen (俳句中文). I wrote this at a time when I was actively developing my knowledge of Mandarin. 这里是晚上。 现在她在做晚饭。 晚饭很好吃。 Here is the pinyin romanization of the characters above. Note the 5-7-5 syllable construction: zheli shi wanshang. xianzai ta zai zuo wanfan. wanfan hen hao chi. And finally, for …

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First Kokinshu

This is a series of Kokinshu I wrote in 2009. Enjoy. 1 Gloomy, murky day Blustery, stormy, frigid, Untamed autumn child; Souls absent; creatures hidden; Humans harbored within nests. 2 Sun, shining upon Wind-blown water, ripples wave To nearby children; Chipmunks sprint atop fences, Heated quads welcome cold guests. 3 Inundated by Gusts of wind, gold; …