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

Monday, September 19, 2011

Two Tales of a Poem

A Taipei key opened
to Ajax twilight.
I pursued my poem
throughout the night.

Rain tapping on the window…

I gaze upon the ellipses
at the end of the poem;
they speak of falling
into spaces untold, unknown,
and strike me with their longing



Finalist in the 2011 Open Ages Poetry Contest;
Anthologized in Fire and Light