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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Valentine's Eve, Friday the 13th, A Tanka Prose

To me, love itself is but a memory. A heartbroken man is not just someone who has lost his love; he is someone who can't find another, who no longer knows what real love means. A heartbroken man re-invents love with what's left of it each time.

after sending her
one poem after another
I imagine a key
and a glass shelf
in her medicine cabinet

NeverEnding Story, February 13, 2015