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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Families Are All Alike

A Tanka Sequence

she and I
sit across the table
in the morning
bearing the silence
of another new year

and yet living quietly
under the same roof
we used to share
a ripe pomegranate

she can’t stand me
even in a photo
bits and pieces
of our honeymoon
drifting into the dark

Atlas Poetica, 21, 2015