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

Monday, December 23, 2019

Attic World Tanka

last light
on the horizon ...
snowflakes drift
into the silence
of my attic world

Tanka Origins, 1, 2019

Editor's Commentary: Leave it to a well known tanka poet Chen-ou to always create “atmosphere” in his tanka, as well as give us superb visuals. This is the kind of tanka you can step right into literally. Upon reading I was immediately enjoying the silence of that attic world right alongside this author watching that “last light on the horizon”; this tanka makes good use of bringing nature indoors.