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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Year's Resolution: You Must Stay Drunk on Writing, So Reality Cannot Destroy You

A Haiku Sequence

writing haiku...
the cock crows
as if possessed

the vacuum humming
I revise
a spring haiku

color of the sky
like a cat dead for weeks
my summer haiku

a pause
between haiku

writing haiku...
autumn sunlight breaks
through a wall of gray

winter solstice
a haiku lost and found
in my dream

the porridge
on my coffee-stained desk
rewriting haiku
(for Jack Kerouac)

Lynx, 29:1, February 2014