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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Calliope/My Ex: Love/Trouble Maker, XXVII

my New Year poem,
writing is making love
to the muse ...
a raw primal pleasure
coming in wave after wave

Atlas Poetica, #18, 2014

Note: The tanka above is the last poem in my 27-tanka sequence, Calliope/My Ex: Love/Trouble Maker , and the tanka below is the opening poem:

I am not
into her anymore
but I promise
to make her live forever
in my love poetry