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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Women of Many Faces, A Haiku Sequence

her bruised face...
an origami swan

trace of blood
the woman
breaks into syllables

Nirbhaya's ashes
scattered in the Ganges River
the scent of sunrise
(Note: The gang rape victim in India was identified only by the Hindi word for fearless, 'Nirbhaya')

the jiggle of her right breast...
Pink Parade

Wailing Wall at twilight
black-hatted men face to face
with young women

the women shouting
no uterus no opinion!
hazy half moon

girly chatter…
thorns on the stalk
of a budding rose

NeverEnding Story, Nov. 5, 2013