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

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ten Thousand Things: A Haiku Sequence

For the people of Japan


Sendai earthquake...
the darkness pierced
only by flashlights

Fukushima plant --
the vending machines
still glowing

Ishinomaki:
a baby found alive
in wood and mud

a dog rescued
from drifting ocean debris --
the sun rising

radioactive scare
this a world of dew
and yet...



published in Sketchbook, 6:2, March/April, 2011
anthologized in The Temple Bell Stops