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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Silence of Abandonment, A Tanka Prose

running to her
on the path of my dream --
her black cat
wanders back and forth
along the white fence

The last time we communicated with each other was her parting words printed in a bold, black type on the A4 paper under her wedding ring: feed the cat.

Hedgerow, 15, Feb. 6, 2015