Chenou Liu


A Day at the Festival: A Haiku Sequence


two Chinese dressed
in Lederhosen and Dirndls
Munich's blue sky

Italians sing
Bavarian drinking songs
a German girl's smile

Oktoberfest
a sea of human heads
inside the beer tent

House of Horrors
hand in hand an old couple
giggling

slanted sunlight
in my gingerbread heart
her bite mark

a roller coaster
against the sunset sky
Sayonara


note:

Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Germany, which kicks off today. Last year, this world-famous event attracted just short of 7 million party-goers worldwide.

Submitted: Saturday, September 22, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/28/2014 5:29:00 PM)

    ...............I would love to go to the festival....pretty sure the scorpions will be there.....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Wuji Shiu (9/22/2013 3:41:00 PM)

    I sense a certain amount of international celebration in this piece, it feels wonderfully modern and yet wonderfully ancient as well. (Report) Reply

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