Senryu by Chen-ou Liu in Canada (3)

On June 30, 2012, Senryu by Chen-ou Liu in Canada (1) and on July 14, 2012, Senryu by Chen-ou Liu in Canada (2) were updated on the website below.

https://akitahaiku.com/2012/06/30/

https://akitahaiku.com/2012/07/14/

 

On December 23, 2018, Chen-ou Liu presented tanka, haiku, and senryu with his short bio and his recent photo, wishing us all the best in the coming year.

Here is a short bio:

Chen-ou Liu is currently the editor and translator of NeverEnding Story(neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.com), and the author of two award-winning books, Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize, 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) and A Life in Transition and Translation (Honorable Mention, 2014 Turtle Light Press Biennial Haiku Chapbook Competition). His tanka and haiku have been honored with many awards.

And here is a photo of Chen-ou Liu.

 

 

Here are 8 pieces of senryu with the Japanese translations by Hidenori Hiruta.

 

Senryu:

 

months of clutter
beneath the kitchen sink
my wife’s dark secret

 

数ヶ月の山のような散らかり

台所の流しの下

妻の暗い秘密

 

typical story:
boy meets girl, girl likes boy
[seeing closeted boy]

 

典型的な話

男の子が女の子と会う、女の子が男の子を好きになる

[正体を隠した男の子を見て]

 

pony-tailed girls

schoolyard fence
         
freckle-faced boys

 

ポニーテールの女の子たち

校庭のフェンス

顔にそばかすのある男の子たち

 

seaside cafe
my eyes drink in
a woman in red

 

海辺のコーヒー店

目が飲み込む

赤い服の女を

 

first French kiss
the push and pull
of her hands

 

初めてのフレンチキス

彼女の両手が

押したり引いたり

 

you don’t get it!
a Trump fan air-quoting
at a Trump foe

 

わかってないね!

トランプファンのエアクオート

トランプの敵対者に

 

speed dating
her wine glass filled
with ohs and ums

 

カップリングパーティー

彼女のワイングラスが満たされた

ええとうーんで

 

an alley dog howling …
face to face
with my calendar nude

 

野良犬が遠吠えしている...

面と向き合っている

カレンダーのヌード写真と

 

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