Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing, II

Mom once said
foreign moon bigger
than ours...
the harvest moon hangs high
between Pacific shores

Atlas Poetica, 15, July 2013

Note: you can read its preceding tanka here or the whole sequence here

1 comment:

  1. The upper verse refers to an old Chinese proverb popular at the turn of the 2oth century: The moon in foreign countries is particularly round and bright. This proverb means that a foreign country always appears more appealing to those who are Chinese