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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Echoes, A Tanka Sequence

waking alone
from the talk with the girl
I met
in childhood dreams
church bells echo from afar

of the ninety-nine percent
echo from afar --
counting winter stars
in my attic window

being a poet
how do you put food
on the table?

her words echo from afar
breaking this moonlit night

Red Lights, 9:2, July 2013