Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Monday, May 22, 2017

Snow Light Tanka

snow light ...
a worn page
of Neruda
for the winter
in my heart


Skylark, 5:1, Summer 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Breakup Sex Tanka

first cloudless sky
after our breakup sex
I would have said
(or should have said)
those three words to her


Gusts, 25 Spring/Summer 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Flipping Burgers Tanka

for temporary foreign workers in Canada

ten hours
of flipping burgers ...
the bright side
of the harvest moon
obscured


Gusts, 25 Spring/Summer 2017

Bony Hand Tanka

sleepless
in a shelter bed ...
his bony hand
grabs at the last thread
of winter moonlight


Gusts, 25 Spring/Summer 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Selected Haiku Sequence: Waiting for Spring

butterflies flit
from garden to garden --
walking my shadow

swatting flies...
alone in the attic
on this summer day

standing in
the way of the autumn wind...
my old dog and me

whiskey stains
on One Man's Moon
. . .winter dawn

Frogpond, 35:2, 2012