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

Friday, September 28, 2012

One Is Too Many: A Haibun

When the fire dies out, she rises, picks up her torn wedding dress from the floor and puts it on inside out. She turns and meets his indifferent gaze. For a moment, silence darkens the room. Finally, she runs out through the back door.

village well at dawn...
the bride penetrating
a winter sky

Published in Lynx,XXVII:3, October 2012