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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chronicle of a Death Unfolds, A Haiku Sequence

half moon rising ...
each day she slips
further away

hospital window
the light of the dying day
on her face

cancer ward
at the end of the hallway
blinking EXIT

winter moonlight
on the indented pillow --
her hospice room

the way
she tapped my shoulder ...
pattering rain

NeverEnding Story, January 23, 2015