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

Venice
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