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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dream Haiku

it's a dream and yet...
the mermaid with dark hair
diving into the wreck

Published on the World Kigo Database
Reprinted on Rabble

Note: Adrienne Rich, one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at her home. As Margalit Fox rightly emphasized in his New York Times article , Rich brought "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century."

Poetry is not a healing lotion, an emotional massage, a kind of linguistic aromatherapy.

--Adrienne Rich