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

Monday, January 9, 2012

Relationship Haiku

alone by candlelight
thinking of that spring we met
and another spring…


published in Sketchbook, 6:6, Nov. / Dec. 2011 "candle(s)" Haiku Thread (Editor's Choice)

Editor's Comment:

Chen-ou makes us linger reading this and trying to come to grasp with a lot of possibilities. Does “Alone” mean one or two? Then the double use of “spring” sends us off into many guesses about that other spring.