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

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Out of Place: A Haiku Sequence

autumn sunrise
over the Taj Mahal
teardrops on her cheek

those three words
slip out of my mouth
Tower of Pisa

something I've missed
in her watery eyes

a hazy moon
over the Rashomon Gate
does she love me?

Tibetan Plateau
faded prayer flags flutter
in the autumn wind

Great Wall
resting in autumn moonlight
the shadow and I

Lake Ontario
cupped in my hands
her moon face

published in Sketchbook, 6:4, July/August 2011Link