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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Selected Haibun: Suspended between Life and Death

On my way to work at the meat factory, a dewy green leaf is shaken loose and blown away from a maple tree. It floats along the sidewalk. Suddenly, a wind whips it about and sends it soaring skyward. Then, the wind stops and the leaf falls to the ground.

evening chill ...
pressing the razor
against my skin

Cattails, 4, January 2015