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

Friday, December 13, 2013

Seven Ways of Reading A For Sale/Foreclosure Sign, A Haiku Sequence

foreclosure sign...
in its shadow
a dollhouse

a fenced-in lot
next to the schoolyard
for sale sign swaying

foreclosure sign
the cries
of snow geese

first day of winter
a broken for sale sign
banging in the wind

Thanksgiving night
snowflakes covering
foreclosure sign

Christmas wreath
lifting in the wind
for sale sign

windows streaked
with bird droppings
foreclosure sign swaying

NeverEnding Story, Nov. 28 2013