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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Warmth of Your Breath Tanka

I wake slowly
to the warmth of your breath
on my neck ...
our bedroom mirror
catching the sunlight

Kokako, 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Curl of Winter Sunset Tanka

the curl
of winter sunset
in a lily ...
her eyes speak the language
I'm ready to learn

Kokako, 27, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Selected Haibun: The Question Unanswered

slanted sunlight
in the Meditation Hall
a drift of dust

“Every question you answer,” I say timidly, "leads to another question." The air conditioner continues its rhythmic humming.

"And do you have another question?" the master asks. For the first time, I notice that there is a small twist to his mouth.

Haibun Today, 7:1, March 2013

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Selected Haiku: Pointing Finger Haiku

the cold moon...
I bend
his pointing finger

Romanian Translation by Corneliu Traian Atanasiu

luna rece ...
îi cuprind

Selected Haiku, 2012 Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest

Selected Haiku: Raindrops Haiku

raindrops tap dancing thoughts of my ex

PoemHunter, January 17, 2013

Thursday, October 5, 2017