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

Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Little Death, A Haibun

the year
dying in the night ...
his blind eyes

"From the movies I'd seen, the scene I remember most vividly," my cinephile friend says," is the one about making love. The man abandons his position, in which he is behind the prostitute, for the face-to-face position."

"So what is it about this scene?" I ask.

"Now, my wife is faceless to me. And this morning, when I woke up early to the sound of crashing waves and birdsong, I suddenly realized that I couldn't remember what I looked like."

the new year begins
with the same rising sun...
me in the mirror

Cattails, 3, 2014