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

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Jisei: A Tanka Set

For Dylan Thomas


alone
drunk with the starry void
skyward
I flap my arms...
standing on the ground, alone

my rage
against the dying of the light —
Calliope comes
in search of me
I write the first line: my rage



published in Shot Glass Journal, #4