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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Ladder to the Moon Tanka

for Georgia O'Keeffe, painter of "Ladder to the Moon,"who remarked, Nothing is less real than realism.

my lifeworld
confined within the walls
of this rented room ...
half-asleep, half-awake
I climb a ladder to the moon

FYI: ScienceDaily, Dec.10, 2018: Your brain on imagination: It's a lot like reality, study shows (source: University of Colorado at Boulder)