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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Lonely Business

I've pursued my poem throughout the night. The soft patter of rain tapping on the window. I gaze upon the ellipses at the end of the poem; they speak of falling into spaces untold, unknown, and strike me with their longing...

in the sky
a scribble of swallows --
as if
writing keeps me
away from myself

Contemporary Haibun Online, 12:1, April 2016