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

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Tanka

a desk, suit, and tie
are precisely the things
you need now...
his razor-sharp words cut
the smugness from my face



Published in A Hundred Gourds, 1:1, December 2011

(Editor's Choice Tanka, whose first line is used as the section title)