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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Selected Tanka Sequence: A Year Gone with the Wind

I gaze
with my shadow
at the spring moon
that used to perch
on our shared dream

I dust
our photos taken years ago
if there's a Gobi Desert
in a corner of her heart

drinking alone
under an autumn sky
in my glass
I see her moon face
of three loves ago

snowing outside
I sit at a window
drinking coffee
the old self walks into
the summer of '67

Atlas Poetica, 6, Summer 2010

Note:  In celebration of the upcoming 7th anniversary of being a published writer of Japanese short form poetry, I am pleased to announce a new publishing project, Selected Tanka Sequences by Chen-ou Liu.